On the consumption side of the business. Fan of Rioja, Jerez, Burgundy, Piedmont, Northern Rhone, Jura, Port and a whole host of other Old World traditional wi...
Great white from Ribeira. Minerality and salinity galore. Beautiful lemon yellow color. Strong choice for shellfish. — 2 months ago
Part of a night of Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello and Ghemme (Sangiovese and Nebbiolo). Highlight of the night. Nice structure. Good brick red color but still somewhat translucent. Dark fruits, with some red cherry as well. Long finish. Served with southern fried quail, collard greens, lime beans with bacon, and gravy. — 5 months ago
Strong but needs time to open. Was quite closed at the beginning and we thought it might be over-the-hill. After being open 90 minutes it began to shine. Definitely wait! Served with sous vide eggs with truffles and then bloc de foie gras. — 6 months ago
I have a tough time with Sori Paitan. I’ve had several bottles of their Nebbiolo-based wines and never seem to enjoy them as much as their price point suggests I should. This bottle took a long time to open and lacked the life and fruit I wanted and got from other bottles on the same night. We left it over night and drank it the next evening. It was better but still lacked the nose and flavor of other Barolos and Barbarescos we enjoyed. — 5 months ago
Great Barolo. Still young. Enjoyed with a bone in Italian rib steak. — 5 months ago
Excellent Barolo with 17 years. Nice nose of leather, smoke and dark fruits. Opened for about two hours. Good mouthfeel with a little bit of grit. Earth, mushroom and, toward the end of the bottle, anis. Served with rabbit stew with mushrooms and root vegetables, and pasta. The last bits enjoyed with creme caramel for dessert. — 5 months ago
Delicious with pasta and white truffles. Strong dark red fruits, tobacco, leather and mushroom. — 6 months ago