Three glasses that are a humble reminder that the drinker plays a role. Glass 1 is heavily aerated and I had a bite of spinach 2-3 bites ago, shows thin, harsh tannins and is borderline undrinkable. Glass 2 is not aerated, shows toasty wood, dark fruit, cassis, like a modern super-campanian well made but without too much tipicity. Glass 3 finally reveals some Aglianico character: muscular, herbal, earthy with the slightest touch of barnyard brett and a mint-tarragon finish signaling ripe pyrozines. Tannins are slightly more approachable now, best of the three. Short-lived bottle and still not a fan of the cab elements, but undeniably well made — 12 days ago
Dinner with Thomas and Sherri at Glorietta. Jackson, WY. Vintage 2016 — 4 months ago
Terrific volcanic minerality with really nice balance. — 4 months ago
Excelling. — 9 days ago
Crazy nose. Hints of dried apricots. Yellow flowers. Rich. Deep.
Palate is stunning. Elegantly rich. Dried apricots. Mineral. Saturating. Salty a bit. Silky. Hints of honey. Some glycerol.
Really a unique wine. Almost hints of very good sherry notes but in a good way.
This is a wine you want a case of in the cellar.
Fass selections — 2 months ago
Marisa cuomo- Casta di amalfi- furore- deep coloration- on the nose, smoke, oak, blackberry, and dark cherry. On the palate, dark cherry, blackberry, plum, leather, full bodied. Jammy. Very enjoyable and had just about everyday when in amalfi. — 5 months ago
Really a mind expanding wine. Would never have guessed Aglianico or 2008 or 15%. Quite herby and earthy but with some core of fruit too - long finish with good acid. Lovely mouthfeel as well. And a great pairing with Marcella Hazan’s long cooked bolognese. — 2 months ago
Wonderful light and flavorful. Light golden color. Great with seafood. — 3 months ago