Bianco Breg Venezia Giulia White Blend 1998



Sometimes you just stop taking notes & savor - like at a Christmas party where they just start rolling out first growths from 1970... you just let the rapture happen.
— 2 months ago

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Anfora Venezia Giulia Ribolla Gialla

Lovely & luscious. Opened up tight with smokey/leathery nose. But after 15-20mins opens up to more savory/earthy and perfumed nose of honey/citrus with some nuttiness. Perfect balance of tannins & minerality. — 7 months ago

Borgo Savaian

Aransat L.A 19 Orange Pinot Grigio Sauvignon


How could I resist a $22 bottle of “orange” wine being a devotee of Gravner, Radikon & Damijan... and this was a pretty good attempt. Same region near Slovenian border, this has that wild savage oxidative nose, nutty, dried orange rind, dehydrated peach & apricot. Mid weight on palate, maybe lacking some guts & polish - solid acidic structure & balance leading to drying finish. Contemplative wine - would def buy again! — 8 months ago

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Riserva Ribolla Gialla 2003

Mahogany brown; bright, spicy, ribolla nose with botrytis notes; light on its feet at 12.5% (in 2003!) but still energetic and with a lingering, 40 second finish. This is Special Selection Anfora magnum released in ‘18. — 2 years ago

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Bianco Breg Collio White Blend

Выпито в ресторане Шарли с четой Мусихиных 15.05.21. Этот очень сложный бленд 2000 года ( совиньон блан, шардоне, пино гриджио и рислинг),конечно, уже прошёл пик своей зрелости. Но , удивительно - пробка промокла всего на 20%, цвет тяжелый но янтарный, само Вино без неприятного запаха ,вполне питкое. Это пожалуй самое старое белое сухое вино (20 лет плюс) , которое я пил в своей жизни. Удивительно, что оно дожило до сегодняшнего дня. Средняя цена на него в wine-searcher 132$. Было интересно. — 2 months ago

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Max Geitlinger

Wein Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Lyle Fass

Crazy nose. Ripe fruits. Gooseberry, lots of gooseberry. Some sage and black currant fruit. Freaky deaky. Some notes of “orange wine” but only like 10% which add complexity. Candied jelly, spice, fresh mowed lawn, super mineral and apricot. Inviting and complex. Palate is so elegant, complex and dense yet lithe and ethereal. Palate has some hint of cidery flavors but also uncanny freshness and complex fruits. Long, loads of dry extract, and finishes so dry and savory. Like Pessac meets Hunter Valley Semillon with some Gravner DNA. Really elegant and structured. Such a fascinating and delicious wine. Will need age I think. 3-4 years and then will explode. Amazing finish. Almost a 9.5. — 7 months ago

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Dario Prinčič

Jakot Venezie IGT Tocai Friulano 2015

Deeply colored, fruity, very aromatic skin-contact orange wine made with Jakot/Tocai Friuliano from 60 years-old vineyards in Oslavia (Italy’s Collio region, right on the border with Slovenia) that Princic has been farming without pesticides since the 1980s. Alongside Oslavia neighbors Josko Gravner and Stanislao Radikon, Princic is recognized as one of the region’s natural and orange wine pioneers, known for the early adoption of bio-dynamic practices and use of extended skin macerations and lengthy aging – in this case, 22 days on skins and 2 years in botti. Rich, concentrated, with beautiful aromas of apricot, honey and peach gummy hearts. Some spice, herbal notes. Mineral, salty, great finish. — a year ago

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Bianco Breg Anfora Venezia Giulia White Blend

Stunning dark amber, not orange, from significant skin contact. The nearby tables couldn’t stop staring at its appearance and our incessant swirling and sniffing. I wish we could have left some aerating overnight, because the complexity was deepening exponentially over the 2.5 hours of decanting at the restaurant. — 3 months ago

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Ribolla Gialla 2010

Delectable Wine

With a stunning display, the 2010 Ribolla Gialla is deep orange and amber in color, with a seductively sweet bouquet that shows dried orange with exotic brown spice, evolving into peach, nectarine and dusty florals. While silky in texture, underlying tension builds, as a complex mix of minerals and tannins creates a tactile feel. There’s a hint of oxidation here, as is expected from this wine, while also coming across as quite savory. Hazelnut, baked apple, ginger and a hint of vanilla, but not oak, resonate on the structured finish. Tasted blind, you’d probably guess this orange wine was a red, and as such, I recommend decanting it. It also pays to mention that this improved even further on day two. The 2010 is the current release of the Ribolla Gialla. Gravner uses spontaneous fermentation in Georgian amphorae, after which the juice is further refined for another five months before being moved to large oak barrels for another six years.(Eric Guido, Vinous, January 2021)
— 6 months ago

Azienda Agricola Valentini

Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2012

Italian wine dinner 3 decades.
White flight: Groups favorite was the Valentini.
Gravner 1998
Kante 2005

— 2 years ago

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