Cortona, Arezzo

Castiglion del Bosco

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Tim L
9.4

Probably opened this Brunello 2010 vintage late but after resting open for an hour in the bottle and into the glass for moments only, the wine softened to a velvety, exquisite smoothness on the palate with a perfect balance…just the right amount of tannins and acidity. Close to spectacular…elegantly drinkable, nothing quite comparable to the full-flavored yet medium bodied Brunello. Other reviewers have more impressionable palates but no single distinct flavor impressions for me other than the deep red berry. No nut nor earthiness yada yada (how does anyone taste a nut, tree bark or dirt in fine wine?). Etc. etc…simply a full flavor but not “big” for the sake of it. An exquisite wine…a rare accomplishment. Purchased in Cortona, Italy. — 5 days ago

Càntele

Salento Primitivo 2015

Great medium to full bodied. Berry forward with a velvety finish. Drank at Arezzo — 3 years ago

Billecart-Salmon

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T
9.3

I love you Sofia. Happy 11th anniversary! 🎉🎊🎈 I’d go back and do it all over again. Cheers to you, me and Cortona. Nice anniversary celebration with our favorite N/V Rosé champagne other than Krug.🍾 🥂 — 4 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Happy Anniversary... That's also my sisters b-day!
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Happy belated to your sister.
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@Shay A @Severn Goodwin @Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum @Sharon B Thank you all! @Amy Huson Yes, it does. We went back for our 5th anniversary!

Tenuta Sette Ponti

Crognolo Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2018

Tried again! In the heart of the Chianti lies Estate of Sette Ponti, 15 miles northwest of the city of Arezzo, past village of San Giustino Valdarno. Has 10% Merlot, aged in French Allier barriques, deep Ruby with red fruit aromas and floral notes. On the palate blackberry, plum and cherry flavors with blossom notes, spice and fine integrated tannins. Good balance, long finish ending with some oak and mineral tones. Nice! Will age a bit! Tasting well now! — 2 months ago

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Campo alla Sughera

Arnione Bolgheri Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

Having dinner in Cortona, Italy. Beautiful day here. — 3 years ago

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Tenuta Sette Ponti

Oreno Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2014

Sette Ponti or "seven bridges," refers to the 7 bridges crossing the Arno River on the road from Arezzo to Florence. Blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cab Sauv & 10% Petit Verdot, aged 18 months in new French oak. Went to a tasting, had ‘14 & ‘15 side by side. Very dark enticing red with concentrated aromas of dark fruits & earthy notes. Flavors of cherry & plum with tobacco and spice. Firm but approachable tannins, medium length ending with a bit of spice as the finish builds. Best to drink ‘14 now. Tasting Sample. — 4 years ago

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Tenimenti Luigi d'Alessandro (Manzano)

Il Bosco Cortona Syrah 2013

Excellent Syrah, elegant and smooth. A great wine with notes of earth ending in pepper. Underrated on Delectable. — 4 years ago

Launois Père et Fils

Veuve Clémence Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

David T
9.4

Champagne is for celebrating! Today, 12 years ago, I married my love & best friend in Cortona, Italy...in the heart of Tuscany. The day still lingers like it was yesterday. It was a spectacular day that I will never forget. Such memories!!!

So, to my wife Sofia, cheers!🍾🥂. I love you today more than ever.

All my previous notes apply. 9.4 on the Champange, a 10 on my partner choice and our day twelve years ago.

Photos of; the Piazza of the La Repubblica...the building we were married, us leaving for our reception and one of the better meals of our life, walking through town on the way to our reception and our wedding ceremony.
— 3 years ago

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P A

@David T David to you and Sofia Cheers 🥂
Douglas Runyon

Douglas Runyon

A beautiful day, a beautiful place and a beautiful wife. The perfect memory. Congratulations both of you.

Baracchi

Brut Rosé

Traditional method, 100 % Sangiovese. Lovely clear strawberry color. Dry and medium plus acidity. Cranberry and cherry with bit of rose or violet floral notes and a nice mineral quality. Bubbles are a bit aggressive but all in all very enjoyable! — 4 years ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Amy Huson Cheers..I know I would love this wine! 🍷

Fabrizio Dionisio

Castagnino Cortona Syrah

Unique and for that and it’s pleasant day two flavor, thumbs up. — 4 years ago