Philip Mazzei of Tuscany influenced and informed Thomas Jefferson’s insights in drafting our Constitution. This is a most patriotic wine. Aged cab from Toscana is treat when done well and this is a consistent winner at a fraction of the cost of the Bolgheri brigade. This wine tends to require age and over time it softens, integrates its oak and acid and is a perfect foil for bistecca fiorentina. — 2 days ago
Super high quality Shea vineyard from a true Pinot auteur. Tension, leather, dried cranberry, exquisite oak profile and a long life ahead. My only regret is that i don’t have another 6 btls. — 4 months ago
Fabulous. If you’re still drinking Napa cab you’re missing out on glorious sonoma cab particularly from moon mtn. Richard arrowood is a master and damn I wish I had bought more of this wine. Drinking so good now it has another 5-10 years easy. — 6 months ago
Drinking something unique and old like this is often a joy. But, I’d put this in the interesting but not delicious category. Brown like a Solera sherry, I can really only imagine this wine working in a haute cuisine pairing. Or in Sardinia on a cliff overlooking the sea, eating fried fish or some pecorino with tartufo and nuts as an antipasto. — 2 days ago
Wow. compared at some point by an Italian sommelier like a 1990 Sandrone Cannubi Barolo this really is a fantastic wine worth exploring now and again in 5, 10 and 20 years. I know you will question the price for Santa Barbara county but this wine is a line in the sand. It’s one of the wines from the county that demonstrate the power and potential of Bordeaux blends from Happy canyon . Hope you have a chance to appreciate one of the the last 120 btls.￼ — 4 months ago
From Bertani domains, this is an outstanding reserve verdicchio. Slight salinity reminded me of the love child of a Pessac white BORDEAUX and muscadet. Lovely lees aging and partial ml, an easy to drink food wine that still has a couple more years of effortless joy to offer.
— 6 months ago
An experience wine to know, love and appreciate the history and genius of Bob Lindquist in birthing Santa Barbara/Central Coast as one of the great wine regions of the world. Here is proof. At 22 years young, a revelation in ageable Rousanne From Alban vineyard. Reduced with some matchstick, the fruit is mostly cider apples, but the long oak toast and yeasty, buttery golden color and honeyed deliciousness make this a wine to remember. Most will dismiss it as lightly oxidized, nutty or flat. But, there is charm and intrigue and the right pairing will entrance those who love wines from Jurancon and appreciate aged whites.
Glad I have more to share in the years to come. — 2 months ago
I may be biased here, but only a couple library bottles remaining. Liz wants to “lay down with this bottle.” Which should be an indication of the hedonism herein. It’s Bordeaux-y as you would expect from a blended cab from the spring mountain vineyard and 10 years of youth. Most interesting here is the 13.5% and the dose of cab franc which really shines. I wish I had more to appreciate this wine for at least another two decades. — 4 months ago
Most wineries can’t afford to cellar wines for decades like Bertani does. More than 120k btls are sitting in their historical winery in Gezzana. These are real wine treasures. If you find the 2000, grab it now. It’s truly a pleasure and joy to drink. And it probably has another 10 or more years ahead of it. Bertani wines stand the test of time also because they are bottled with less than 5 grams residual sugar, whereas many Amarone producers now bottle with 14-20 grams and are bottling at 16-18% abv — 6 months ago