WELCOME TO BOBBY'S WINE SHOP

Started in 2020, Bobby Arifi, took his experience of curating award-winning wine lists at two of his restaurants into his wine shop. He prides himself in bringing unique wines for every wine drinker to enjoy. Bobby’s Wine Shop is also home to his restaurant, Café Lucci in Glenview, where he regularly hosts winemaker dinners and events throughout the year.

There are no standards of taste in wine... Each person's own taste is the standard. Mark Twain
RED WINE
2019 Hourglass HGIII Red Blend Napa
Average retail $55
Our price $40

Rich, textural layers define HG III. The 2018 greets with lifted aromatics of bright
Bing cherry, dark plum, and cedar box, with subtle hints of Herbes de Provence,
cocoa powder and hoisin. A medley of saturated black cherry, crushed blueberry and
cola root burst forth on the palate, providing broad-shouldered, sumptuous texture.
Rich and concentrated, yet balanced by lively acidity, a refined structure and
will-integrated tannins, HG III delivers an eminently drinkable wine at cork-pull.

Drink 2023 to 2030

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WHITE AND SPARKLING
2020 Plumpjack Chardonnay Reserve Napa Vally
Average retail $55
Our price $45
The nose opens with a range of citrus notes – lemon, orange zest, pomelo, and key lime. Just behind these are the rich tropical notes of lychee and feijoa along with the sweeter, more delicate aromatics of white peach and honeysuckle.
Underneath all of this is a hint of toasted hazelnuts and spice. The palate has similar flavors and a creamy texture reminiscent of lemon curd. The vibrant and bright acidity balances the creaminess and gives this wine life. This acidity, along with the beautiful structure, delivers an enduring finish.
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BOBBY’S PRIVATE COLLECTION
2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino
Average retail $245
Our price $235

he gamy 2010 Brunello di Montalcino does a great job of presenting intensity and elegance all in the same delicious package. That’s not easy to do and the excellent 2010 fruit plays a big role in achieving this goal. The wine offers a long succession of aromas that span from ripe fruit, to smoked meat, to grilled herb and soft spice. Delicate tones of licorice, cola and anise seed add life and energy. The list goes on. The wine’s mouthfeel is best characterized by softness and structure, a two-fold approach that gives high hopes for the long aging potential of this wine. Valdicava’s Brunello will appeal to those who love earthy and leathery notes in their Brunello.

Drink Now to 2035

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2013 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino
Average retail $235
Our price $225

Valdicava’s 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautifully saturated expression that opens to a dark garnet appearance and a soothing, velvety texture. The bouquet is packed tight with dark berry nuances, starting with ripe cherry and extending to black fruit tones of fresh prune and plum. The wine’s strongest cards are its texture, structure and its power. This is a cool vintage that produced very fine and accessible wines. This expression, however, shows a very different personality with ample volume and long staying power. Some 56,100 bottles were produced.

Drink Now to 2035

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2009 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano
Average retail $350
Our price $325

The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano is an expressive and articulate wine that speaks highly of Sangiovese and the Montalcino territory. The wine offers a pristine narrative of both grape and place with crystalline aromas of cherry, blackberry, spice, leather, smoke and Mediterranean herb. The bouquet peels back one delicious layer at a time. The mouthfeel is similarly successful with deep concentration and complexity. It imparts soft layers of dried fruit and velvety tannins. Endnotes of espresso bean and toasted almond add length and momentum. There’s even spot of chewy sweetness that is typical of the warm 2009 vintage.

Drink Now to 2035

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2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano Tuscany
Average retail $350
Our price $325

Here is a big wine with lofty ambitions and an impactful presentation. The Valdicava 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano hits all the right buttons. The wine shows a profound sense of elegance and poise with subtle berry notes that blend into spice, licorice and tar. Those bright and lively aromatic components fold gracefully within the wine’s tight texture, its sheer power and the silky nature of the tannins. This wine promises a long and steady aging future ahead.

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OCTOBER 1ST 2022 WINE TASTING

OCTOBER 1ST 2022 WINE TASTING

Join Bobby at Cafe Lucci for his Fall wine tasting.

Saturday October 1st 2022

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

RSVP via text at 773 817 2268

or email: cafelucci@aol.com

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