The nose is full throttle from the get-go—a surprise reminding me of my recent trip to Magic Mountains, as West Coast Racers is a roller coaster with no slow-burn climb uphill. Oh no—you zoom out the gates and go through a series of twisty-windy loops and it’s a shock to your system but then you’re like “let’s do it again!”
And so with this. That explosive nose is savory and earthy like a blackberry compote kissed by a forest spirit. On the palate the tannins are the epitome of velvety and well-integrated. I get all the aromas of the nose here, plus some more red fruit. And vanilla. And then again with almost an…iodine herb thing I always associate with Italian wines, no matter the grape. And then a hint of…Montenegro? Is this the wine for both roller coaster and amaro aficionados? Stand-up Merlot. Do it. — 2 days ago
Dark ruby coloration. On the nose, blackberry, plum, espresso bean, chocolate, earth, minerals, smoked oak. On the palate, rich and full bodied, blueberry, blackberry, plum, chocolate, vanilla, earth, with a shorter finish. Tannins are still strong, but not overpowering. After a few more years it will likely be even more delectable. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% merlot, and 10% Cabernet franc. $85 at B-21. — 7 days ago
An extremely balanced wine! Opens up with raspberries and cherries on the nose. Has a delicious fruity characteristic. Mulberries and raspberries on the pallet. Leaves the mouth watering. medium bodied with soft tannins and does not sucker punch like many super Tuscans. Still very young, recommend to decant. — 6 days ago
This wine is the 2018 Montepeloso Eneo Costa Toscana. A blend of 70% Sangiovese, 20% Montepulciano and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
On the nose there is cherry,raspberry, plum, herbs, anise, rose petals, sage and earth.
On the palate we get nice cherry, raspberry, cranberry, mint, spice, star anise and dry soil.
This wine is medium to full bodied with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium + to high acidity and medium to medium + fine smooth tannins moving well into a long dark fruit earthy finish. Have a wonderful weekend, enjoy family and friends and please stay healthy and safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 14 days ago
A wine I have had many times but my 1st time having it next to the Poggio Sotto. The Soldera is a completely different Brunello showing lots of cherry, strawberry fruits, leather, spice with floral tones in an elegant & silky style, complex & layered that reminds me of what Burlotto’s Monvigliero is to Barolo. Always a Burgundy lovers Brunello! — 10 days ago
Initially a great cross between Left Bank Bordeaux and Tuscany which is at it proved to be - 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese. Some evidence of small French Oak but very much in the background. Rose petal and spicy plum. First of 3 - next in a year or two. Not ultra long term like quality Bordeaux. Fine persistent tannins. A very good Super Tuscan. — 20 days ago
Azienda Agricola Cipriana ’Peau D’Ange’ Rosato Toscana IGT 2019: Aromatic. Vibrant. Expressive. Light acidity with fresh raspberry & citrus flavors. Consisting of 50% Merlot & 50% Syrah, this rosé blend is ready for any summertime occasion. For today, I paired it with some takeout from @ristorante_le_vele_bellaria of risotto carnaroli al pescato di pesce bianco! Also, thanks Laura from @cipriana_farm_bolgheri for the outstanding wines. Can’t wait to try the other bottles. Great day to all wine lovers! Cheers🍷 — 16 days ago
Nose has black cherry compote, recently sanded cedar, muddy garden soil and wet green herbals.
Palate has partially dried black cherry, blackberry, over-ripe black currant, crushed slate, medium tannins show this wine is still youthful.
A delicious wine showing lovely concentration and aromatics, rustic in style but high-minded as well. Drinking fantastic tonight, likely much better 2024+, might be hard to keep the remaining corks sealed for that long...
Decanted 3H. — 6 days ago
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). — 6 days ago