I own the award-winning Martellotto Winery in Santa Barbara and a successful online wine store called Bighammerwines.com that sells bespoke wines shipped nation...
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. — 2 months ago
Always fabulous and maybe a bit of baby killing to drink 2016 in 2020 but when in italy...
Dark blackberry, super ripe, black olive and just a beast built to last.
Clocks in at 15% on label
Revisit after 2024
Good till 2035 or beyond — 2 months ago
Delicious St Emilio from fabulous vintage. So good, I am reluctant to sell the last case I imported. Has a great 10-15 year life ahead. 94 now, I’m on agreement with Jeb, James and Antonio.
Great black cherry, health dose of oak and grip and cherry lozenge. Yum with Bolognese. — 3 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.
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Really lovely blend from top producer in custoza. A lot of innovation going on here with owner hiring 4 consultants. He freezes the Fernanda grape prior to fermentation to maximize the aromatics. Very good and recommended. — 2 months ago
Good great Bordeaux nose this isn’t going to be long-lived but very good at 14 years of age. Light crushed raspberry some black pepper a bit of alcohol heat and nice lavender finish — 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 — 2 months ago
Here’s an example of a wine I’ve loved from a 2nd growth from a vintage that is well, forgettable. Wanted to see if time had changed the wine because the 07 has markedly improved. Alas it is not to be. Can’t recall rating a wine from this producer under 90. — 3 months ago
Lovely wine still young with menthol cab franc shining bright — 4 months ago