Cabernet Franc

Big balance savory red — 2 months ago


Rosato di Ampelia Alicante - Carignan Rosé Blend 2020

Beautiful rose with the perfect amount of body and structure to make it interesting. Bright with a bit of tannin. Tastes like slightly unripe raspberries. Would be a perfectttt picnic wine (manifesting). — 4 months ago

Greg Toreev
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Hibiscus, black pepper, cranberry...juicy in a pleasant way. — 2 years ago


Granato Teroldego 2011

More classically styled than the amphora wines, this still has that brambly, savory, leafy character. It’s a bit reminiscent of a great Cabernet Franc - maybe that’s why Foradori is keen on those at Ampeleia — 2 years ago


Unlitro Alicante Blend 2017

Pre-wedding sex — 2 months ago

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Tuscany Alicante 2018

Beautiful organic Italian Grenache - dry and light in color but strong on the nose. Notes of strawberry and other red fruits. Medium tannic, earthy and leathery. Cheers to friends going on vacation and trusting me to not burn their place down! — 9 months ago

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Dolomiti Teroldego 2015

2020 spring. Brambly, wild, both dark fruited and bright at the same time. Plenty of juicy acidity. Foradori really knows how to make this style of wine - her Ampeleia Cabernet Francs are in a similar vein, but this is cooler and more leafy, whereas those are slightly rounder — 2 years ago


Bianco di Ampeleia Trebbiano

A drink to Lost AirPods — 3 months ago

Vecchie Terre di Montefili

Montefili Rosso Toscana Sangiovese 2012

2021/4/29-30 with Nanjing saltwater duck, etc. Normally I don’t go for wines with international varieties from places like Chianti (and Panzano no less), but I came across this without knowing what was in it and had been wanting to try something from Montefili. It was pretty good - and the Cabernet Franc (which might be my favorite of the French varieties in Tuscany due to Ampeleia) hit the spot when I wanted something to go with duck. It had the brambly cassis and green tobacco, with some cherry from the Sangiovese. Was best on day 1 - was a little plain on day 2. — a year ago