Giovanni Chiappini

Giovanni Chiappini

Guado de' Gemoli Bolgheri Superiore Super Tuscan Blend 2009

Attractive mocha, smoke, plum, graphite and tar notes meld together gracefully.. the essence of Maremma warmth and resonance in its open, supple personality. Layers of dark red and black fruit build to an effortless, textured finish. - Vinous — 5 days ago

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Giovanni Rosso

La Serra Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Medium Ruby with complex aromas of ripe berry fruits and fresh floral, mint and herb citrus scents, aged for 36 months in oak. On the palate the palate flavors of raspberry, cherry, tobacco and fresh herbs give this medium+ body wine some power, yet it’s graceful and elegant. Soft fine tannins on a well balanced frame makes this wine enjoyable today but it will be better in about 5 years and over the next decade. — 2 months ago

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Ampeleia

Cabernet Franc 2018

This is a biodynamically-produced Cabernet Franc wine from Costa Toscana IGT, a coastal subregion within Toscana IGT, in Tuscany, Italy. 🇮🇹

Given their proximity to the coast of the Ligurian Sea, the vines likely experienced coastal influences, such as sea breezes and fog. 🌊

Although not native to Italy, Cabernet Franc thrives in this kind of environment with cooling factors and soil comprised of clay, schist, and limestone. 🍷 And while Cabernet Franc typically finds itself playing a supporting role (such as in a Bordeaux blend), with this wine, it’s captivating at center stage. 💫

To help promote the purity of fruit character, the winemaker used a percentage (15%) of whole cluster berries in the fermentation process and aged this wine 10 months in stainless steel, rather than oak. 👌👌👌👌

Ampeleia is the name of the producer, born out of a collaboration among friends Elisabetta Foradori, Giovanni Podini and Thomas Widmann. 💕💕

We’re loving this wine, which is bright, yet structured, featuring concentrated red fruit aromas and flavors, such as ripe cherry, strawberry, kirsch, plum, also bubblegum, violet, dried lavender, wet clay, wet earth, peat, tobacco, and vegetal notes.

Ampeleia, Cabernet Franc, Costa Toscana IGT, vintage 2018, ABV 12.5%.
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Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

You had me at Foradori.❤️❤️
Vanessa

Vanessa

@Jamie Lauder She is amazing. I love her wines 👏👏👏 Cheers!!🍷

Giovanni Viberti

Buon Padre Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Absolutely delicious. — 10 days ago

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Giovanni Corino

L'Insieme Nebbiolo Blend 2017

Mycket elegant och välbalanserat vin. 60% Nebbiolo, 30% Barbera och 15% vardera av Cab Sauvignon och Merlot. 18 månader på fransk ek. Nebbiolo mest tydlig men gott med lite fruktiga aromer av de andra tre. — 25 days ago

Giovanni Rocca

Rocca Ravera di Monforte Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Nice Barolo, not a bad value for the price. Needs more time and air. But still quite typical on the nose and enjoyable overall. — 2 months ago

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Giovanni Viberti

Dolbà Langhe Dolcetto Barbera 2017

Whimsy on the label. Excellent Bing cherry color. Smells like herbs, stones and berries. Excellent flavor with woodsy, smoky, herb stuff to match the berry-cherry acid hit. Plenty of tannin and nice backbone on this. Great little bottle. — 2 months ago

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San Giovanni

La Caccia Toscana Red Blend 2017

Silky, I could live in this glass! — 12 days ago

Giovanni Almondo

Bricco delle Ciliegie Roero Arneis 2019

Perhaps not my personal cup of tea, but there is no denying that this is a damn solid wine. Low key aromas but with a solid density, pears, yellow apples, jasmine, chalk and marzipan. The moderate acidity is balanced bu a chalky backbone that brings nerve and tension and lingers throughout a very respectable length. — a month ago

Lost Blues

Walking Boss Paso Robles Syrah 2017

2017 Vintage. 15.7 % Alcohol. Made by Giovanni Grandinetti, assistant winemaker at Herman Story Wines and has a similar experience as a huge wine loaded with fruit and plush mouthfeel. Great job Gio! — a month ago

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