30 years Retail/wholesale wine sales. In other words, "I drink...a lot!"
Consistent with earlier bottle...gold in the glass..reticent nose... viscous, almost oily... simple, almost over the top...turning a touch bitter on the finish and falling off after swallow. Reminds me of “old school” California Chard. I stopped purchasing the Alysia Rhys blends...the 2011 displays why. — an hour ago
Yes the tannins are still there. And yes this is still a massive, brooding giant. But, the years in bottle have done their work... the wine’s acidity works perfectly in removing most of the viscous, oily mouthfeel and the result is magic. The wine “moves” in the mouth as my European friends are wont to put it. Every swallow is an adventure. Perfect with pancetta wrapped braised lamb loin. — 16 days ago
Med gold in the glass...nice body, round in the mouth, but balanced by acid. Worked admirably w/ about 10-12 types of fresh Amalfi seafood... from marinated anchovies to langoustine pasta to cod fritters to whole fresh snapper. Never seen the name of label, but great.. and inexpensive. — 19 days ago
Medium green gold in glass. The nose is ripe Amalfi lemon with a hint of lime. A bit more weight on the mouth than expected, but smooth and lively on the swallow... and amazing complexity of tart citrus and cream. These wines always bring a smile to my face and a lift to my spirit. Kudos, Tegan. — a day ago
Best Italian exploration of bubbles I’ve ever tasted. Beautiful medium gold color with touch of biscuit on the nose. Very small bubbles and very vibrant and alive. Long finish with a hint of earth together with the clean focused acidity. — 16 days ago
Almond, citrus peel, salt brine on the nose. Clear, clean, and and lively in the mouth.—My immediate insight is vibrant life...the wine moves effortlessly over the palate and leaves a spectacular finish of fifteen seconds. I love southern Italian whites! — 21 days ago
Ripe, rich but still light in its feet. Smoke, spice and black cherry notes with laudable acid/fruit balance. Smooth, silken finish with absolutely no sharp notes. Wonderful with cherry lacquered pork belly with crunchy skin and heirloom cranberry beans. — 2 days ago