Castello D'albola

Castello di Amorosa

Cresta d'Oro Vineyard Rosto 2020

Castello di Amorosa Cresta d'Oro Vineyard Rosato di Pinot Noir 2020, California

Pale salmon in color.

Light nose of lemons, light strawberries, citrus, limes, river rocks, green apples, sea salt and earth.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, strawberries, limes, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices, light earth, green apples and minerals.

Nice length on the finish with limes.

This is a very enjoyable Rosé from Russian River Valley. Nicely balanced, crisp and refreshing. Light and engaging without being bitter nor tart.

This Single Vineyard is showing nice complexity already. Easy drinking and good by itself.

Gets earthier as it opens up with an old world feel (30 minutes).

Good by itself or with food. A tasty wine that I enjoyed all by itself by the pool.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 6 days ago

Alex, Tom and 11 others liked this

Castello di Volpaia

Coltassala Vino da Tavola Sangiovese Blend 2009

Very nice Chianti, finishing with a bite from the Mammolo. Smooth and elegant, but a little past its drinking window, yet still quite enjoyable and excellent. This wine needs to be open at least one hour before consuming. A great purchase, but it has maybe one year left. — 8 days ago

Sesti (Castello di Argiano)

Phenomena Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2008

Cherry pie, lavender, smoked meat, forest floor. A true Phenomena — 6 hours ago

Castello di Amorosa

Voyager Vineyard Sangiovese 2018

Castello di Amorosa Voyager Vineyard Napa Valley Sangiovese 2018, California

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim. A pretty color.

On the nose cooked cherries, plums, currants, earth, herbs, oak, vanilla, licorice, light vegetables, spices, tobacco leaf, a touch of honeysuckle and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, sweet cherries, plums, oak, light tobacco, vanilla, dark chocolates, pencil lead, earth, herbs, coffee and peppercorn.

Tangy finish with soft tannins.

This is a very interesting red wine from Napa Valley. Tangy and elegant. Complex and soft.

Fruit-forward and better with food. A good quality wine that will age nicely in the next 10 years.

Still young and will be interesting to try it again in 3 years.

This Single Vineyard needs time to open up. I gave it 2 hours to let it show the complexity.

100% Sangiovese grapes were aged for 18 months in (35% New) French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 18 days ago

Alex, Daniel P. and 20 others liked this

Castello di Ama

Vigna l'Apparita Toscana IGT Merlot 2008

Lorenza Sebasti, what are you doing with us! For me THE Merlot of the world - at least of the class I am playing in. Fullstop. — 4 days ago

Castello di Amorosa

Morning Dew Ranch Pinot Noir 2018

Castello di Amorosa Morning Dew Ranch Pinot Noir 2018, Anderson Valley, California

Light ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of red candy, bing cherries, raspberries, light wood, licorice, spices, dark chocolates and light black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, strawberries, light oak, spices, peppercorn, chocolates and light tobacco leaf.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley. Showing nice complexity with a soft, smooth mouthfeel.

Good by itself right out of the bottle. Spicy, fruit forward and entertaining. Elegant and easy drinking.

This Single Vineyard Pinot Noir is a good quality wine, that will age nicely in the next five to seven years.

I paired it with different kinds of cheeses.

100% Pinot Noir grapes were aged for 11 months in (53% new) French oak barrels.

13.1% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— a month ago

Shay, Severn and 19 others liked this

Fattoria di Berardenga

Castello Di Bossi Corbaia Toscana IGT Sangiovese 2012

2012: Cab/Sangiovese Super Tuscan, solid and drinking well now after warm store storage. Good mineral backbone, moderate tannins and slightly fading blue and red fruit. Reasonably complex - would be 93+ if fruit were a little more evident (could be a function of warm storage). $50 but can get for $40 (which is a bargain for the quality). — 7 days ago

Castello di Monsanto

Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2014

I love this wine. Everything classic about CCR is here. A case buy every year. — 12 days ago

Daniel, Anthony and 8 others liked this
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

Monsanto is consistently da 💣👍

Castello di Bossi

Gran Selezione Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend

Love it. A bit pricey compared to others that I like as much but definitely worth having a bottle or two on hand. — 9 days ago

Marchesi Antinori

Castello della Sala Bramìto Umbria Chardonnay 2011

Burnt popcorn—in a beautiful way — 18 days ago

Keith, Anthony and 1 other liked this