Scientist, professor, and wine enthusiast (not necessarily in that order). Enjoys sharing great wines with my wife and friends...
From one of our favorite producers in Italy, this is a nerello mascalesi from the slopes of Mt Etna in Sicily. A small production version of their main wine, this is a bit young right now but opened up beautifully in the glass over 30-40min. An amazing complement to the seared waygu filet (and probably the best waygu I’ve ever had at any restaurant. Ever.). Run...don’t walk...to Fiola in Washington, DC (and ask for Jennifer, one of the sommeliers here who totally knows her shit when it comes to Italian wines). Just a fantastic evening! — 8 hours ago
I’m not really sure where the 8.8 ratings for this are coming from - maybe a different vintage - but this wine is fantastic. Great aromas of tropical fruits of all things on the nose, along with melon and maybe a hint of candied lemon. Beautiful mouthfeel with a rich, enveloping flavor profile. Definitely a warmer climate Italian white (from Campagna, so obviously I guess), the wine is impeccably balanced through a lingering finish. Another amazing QPR wine from the folks at Le Volpe e l’uva in Firenze! — 5 days ago
Wow. Super cool wine from Movia in Slovenia. Fermented and aged on the skins, this is an aged ribolla gialla that is so interesting. Aromas of nectarines, candied orange peel, and even an undercurrent of earth, this wine just evolves on the palate. Fantastic. — 9 hours ago
What a surprise: another awesome wine from the folks at Le Volpe e l’uva. Terrific nebbiolo that is totally approachable even now. Great stuff...and a perfect complement to the sweet butternut squash ravioli we had for dinner! — 5 days ago