Ante Hirpis


Kansansui (Cold Mountain Water) Junmai Dai-Ginjo Sake

Just, just... just wonderful.

Initially, I get quince and a slight licorice that isn’t overpowering. Peach, of course.

The intangible here is just the well rounded character of the whole thing. It’s hard to nail down, but it’s got this savory, sweet, umami, bitter, acid quality to it that just brings a sip to the very edge of paradise as a flavor, a taste, an experience.

I’m glad I went for the gold here. I love drinking the canned sake and the 300 mL bottles when I’m going solo, so I upped the ante a bit and went for the mid-tier higher selection and it paid off.
— 2 years ago

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Tenimenti Ca' Bianca

Ante Barbera d'Asti

Balanced, medium to full body. — 7 years ago

Mengler Family Wines

Rita's Block Red Blend 2016

Adult cran-pomegranate Kool-aid meets soft smooth pop rocks without the crackly texture. Pair with peppered rare steak to up the ante. Decadence bottled. — 3 years ago

Neil, Paul and 4 others liked this

Vinograd SV Ante

Saints Hills Mala Nevina White Blend 2015

Malvasia Chardonnay blend. Very nice mid-palate — 5 years ago


Riserva Vigna Monticchio Torgiano Rubesco Sangiovese Blend 2010

If in Umbria, Lungarotti merits attention. This riserva from a very strong vintage is already showing old leather, tar and dry cherry. A steal at 24 euro.

Another example of Italian women taking over and upping the ante.
— 7 years ago

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Azienda Agricola COS

Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Frappato Nero d'Avola 2011

Ripe dried red and black fruit speaks of a sunny Mediterranean setting, with copious earth, game, licorice and exotic spice upping the ante. Sinewy texture. Great with hearty pasta dishes — 5 years ago

Tom, Aaron and 5 others liked this

Black Sea Gold

Special Reserve Arte Ante Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

(16.5/20) В аромате чёрная смородина, ежевика, паприка и нота сырого дерева. Высокая кислотность и гладкие суховатые танины. Довольно насыщенное во вкусе. Замечательный каберне! — 6 years ago

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Ante Hirpis

Campania Falanghina 2015

Aromatico, sapore fragrante un poco pizzicoso e asprino nel finale. Buono. — 7 years ago