Sparkling Erbaluce in Alba from benchmark producer. Learned that outside of Canavese, the name Erbaluce cannot be used. It seems that sometimes the Italians - and Alto Piedmontese (a name we in the US bestowed on a them) let their hyper local regional alliances and squabbles - undermine their global marketability. Some in the older generation and most of new generation seem to get this, but the consortia continue to resist… — 5 months ago
2017 vintage $20 at Costco drunk on 2-22-23￼.. lots of fruit in surprising depth. Great with pork or spaghetti in red meat sauce — 9 months ago
Sticky Raspberry & spice. Super enjoyable. — 2 months ago
The nicest Classico Superiore we’ve had. And with a slight chill along burgers, yum. Has a great nose of muddy black cherries, trees, leafy decay, as it warms, it’s pronounced deep red.
On the palate, bright acidity up front with a tactile slight roughness, pomegranates and cherries, delicious balance.
These bottles don’t disappoint.
Thanks@sokolin — 3 months ago
It’s been ages since dipping into Montalcino. What a beautiful reminder of how generous these can be: transparent Ruby red, deceptively light frame, & strong aromatics of fresh picked cherries & menthol. Air & time tame the chunkier & rougher qualities, so a decent decant could really make it sing. Also some serious grip, though not the most layered or complex finish- after all, it’s a rosso. — 9 months ago
Full bodied, deep black fruit, mountain herbs, wet leather, tobacco. Thank you Joe and Peggy! — 6 months ago