I picked up six wines when I went to Italy. I already gave away a bottle of Santi Valpolicella Classico Solane to a friend of mine. She told me that it was very nice. Other wines I picked up included:
A Gaierhof syrah. I tasted this wine in Italy. This is a HUGE syrah with lots of fruit and flavor
A Brunello di Montalcino from Campogiovanni. This is one of my favorite Italian wines.
A Rosso di Montalcino from Italy from Castello Banfi. I met one of the owners of Banfi the other night at Otto.
I am really looking forward to drinking this wine from Terre del Barolo. Barolo is one of the most famous Italian wine types.
I tasted this wine from Vigna San Bartolo in Italy before I bought it. The wine is a blend of Montepulciano and Cabernet. It is a complex and interesting wine; the Montepulciano gives the wine a lot of flavor, and the Cabernet adds a lot of depth and structure.