Don't take yourself or your wine too seriously. CSW.
I’m enjoying this way too much for $30.
From the originators of Brunello, this super is named after a famous volcanic rock. And it’s true to those origins. It’s strong and earthy, but not too dirty and old. It has those leather and tobacco notes that I want but it’s balanced with a beautiful floral arrangement, primarily violet and wildflower.
An alpine mountain during spring snowmelt. — 3 months ago
Lighter and fruitier than I would have expected. A bit of a perfume that seems out of place. Seems odd for a 2014...
This reminds me of a date I went on once where the girl was pretty but couldn’t add much to the conversation and the night got boring quickly. Check please! — 4 months ago
An indigenous white from Langhe, I think this is my first time trying Nascetta. In the Nebbiolo dominated Piedmont, that’s not surprising. My Barolo meter is well tuned. My Nascetta palate.... not so.
I’m blown away here, though. This bottle is shockingly sharp with a creamy twist at the end that harmonizes the intense tropical fruits with a (non-sweet) honey glaze.
It’s that moment in the evening when you sit down on the couch after a long productive day. Self satisfied comfort wine. — 3 months ago
Sho-nuf I like my chateauneuf! Wild, floral, but muscular and strong.
Usually, I try to pay attention during wine tastings, but honestly a lot of the time I am just imagining how well I would do in American Gladiators. Especially the early 90s version. (When I was a young and impressionable kid.)
I thought Malibu was an idiot and I knew I could take him out in the jousting competition, though I was certain Nitro would bash my head in with a pipe pretty quickly. Diamond... she scared me. The intense lipstick reminded me of some horrible creature of the night in search of blood. I preferred Lace. In fact, I really preferred Lace. (The first version: Marisa Pare. Not the later Lace played by Natalie Lennox Merritt.) I imagine the reason I have a penchant for wild tangled hair now is because of my infatuation with American Gladiator Lace when I was 4-7 years old. When I was younger, I would often imagine battling with Lace. As the events got more intense she would throw herself on top of me in frustration and we'd roll down the gladiator pyramid, making out in a heap of sexual energy and wild animalistic thrusting.
But I digress.
This wine smells like Lace. — 4 months ago
It’s a low end Banfi so I wasn’t expecting much and it delivered about that. Rustic and earthy, like an old leather bound book. Doesn’t quite stick or open up, so think of it more like an outdated encyclopedia that isn’t so useful anymore other than looking good on a hipster’s shelf. — 4 months ago
There are so many cheap and cheap tasting Montepulciano d'Abruzzos out there, it’s a difficult varietal to get through. This one though, at ~$13 a bottle is a real steal. It’s earthy and dry, with plenty of spice and fruit.
I think it’s my new house wine. — 4 months ago