Nose has wet rocks, white flowers, green herbs, fresh cut hay field and lime peel & zest.
Palate has fresh lemon, crushed green herbs, under-ripe lychee, green apple peel with great lingering acidity.
This particular Lugana is actually Turbiana (Verdicchio for this village), not Trebbiano. — 10 days ago
Wonderful balance. Acid and fruit. Earthy. Lovely. We had it with chicken Marbella. — 16 days ago
Earthy, leather, violets, tobacco. Love the tannins, opening up nicely — 11 days ago
This wine was really great with BBQ ribs and chicken, a smooth but a little spicy wine would certainly drink again. — 5 hours ago
A great keepsake bottle for memories of a wonderful moment - @Jillian Varner’s brother got engaged and we celebrated with this. The juice inside is memorable as well. Melon, citrus, raspberries and strawberry. Puckering but not sour, slight toastiness too. Gorgeous, fun, yummy. — 13 days ago
Masses of crushed black cherries laced with Christmas spice, lavender and dusty cedar waft up from the 2010 Nerello Mascalese Vigne Vecchie. It’s fleshy and round upon entry, offering ripe cherries, plums and burnt citrus that saturate the palate. Brisk acids work hard to add vibrancy and lift, in spite of the staining of concentrated primary fruit that lingers throughout the finish. The result is one of gravelly tension yet also satisfaction, like biting into a fresh yet tart raspberry. The 2010 Vigne Vecchie is the current release for this bottling, which spends six or seven years refining in 50- to 70-hectoliter Slavonian oak botti prior to bottling. It’s an experience wine, to say the least. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021)
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There’s an airy and inviting freshness to the 2019 Etna Bianco Calderara Sottana that pulls you close to the glass, as a nuanced display of dusty dried flowers, cardamom, crushed stone and honeyed orchard fruits comes forward over time. It’s silky and seductive on the palate, showing a pretty inner sweetness, with ripe pear giving way to notes of almond as inner florals amass toward the close. Minerals and hints of citrus sizzle throughout the long finale under an enriching air of custard. As beautiful as this is today, it will only get better over time. Simply stunning. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021)
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