Enjoy good wine primarily under $20. Fortunately, I am close to a number of good wine stores, so I have a great selection from which to choose. Being Italian, w...
I really love D’Arenberg. Their budget wines- Stump Jumps - are always a good value( though not quite as good the last few years. This one and the Shiraz ( The Footbolt) are always terrific and @20$ I cant really afford the expensive ones but these rock. Medium bodied- not big and jammy- but great fruit and no wood! Finish lingers with some tannic bitterness. Can drink on its own or very food friendly. I had it with grilled burgers. And vintage to vintage, it’s really good! — 2 days ago
I’ve been drinking a well-regarded Amaro fro le Marche lately, and the nose on this reminds me of that herb- infused smell. Also some smoke, tobacco, menthol, and a little barnyard funk . Lovely black fruit with some good tannins that blend in so well with food: on this case, homemade ricotta gnocchi, with homemade brasciole, homemade sausage ( homemade) tomato sauce, and garden greens from the deck. Feasting tonight. Such a soft, expressive wine. Rosso Conero is the finest expression of montepulciano — 9 days ago
Nose of candy and a little funky sulfur. Light color, gamay- like candy quality yo it. Though it smells a bit better, this tastes like my homemade zin. Blind, I would have guessed that’s what it was. And since James Suckling gave it a 91, I’m sure he would grade my homemade wine equally as well! But I’m a tougher sell, so 8.8 — 7 days ago
Orange almost. This seems like the juice of vines trying to get the little it can out of rocky, thin soil. Not s as whole lot of fruit. Earthy, rocky, some strong tannins. Generally sounds rather unappealing, but there is an appealing quality to this. — 6 days ago