The 6th wine from the Downs Club Italian dinner. Also from Magnum. Brief notes. A totally different expression from this Super Tuscan made up of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. Blackberry with vanilla oak scents at this young age. Has a lot of developing still to do. Just a touch of tobacco. Infanticide to be drinking this, particularly from magnum. From the producers of the much more famous Sassicaia. — 2 months ago
Bolder than it’s Italian cousin. Smooth with nice balance and flavor. — 5 days ago
The 2019 Rosso Conero, 100% Montepulciano, mixes succulent red fruits with cracked stone mineral tones and spiced citrus. It’s soft in texture yet high in energy, impressive for its shear drinkability. A salty flourish combines with tart berries throughout. $22.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, September 2022) — 25 days ago
Pale, lemon colour.
Medium (+) intense aromas of toast and lemon.
Palate is dry, high acid, medium alcohol (12.5% abv), with medium intense flavors of lemon, toast, and some tropical notes (pineapple, guava). The bubbles are velvety.
Medium length finish.
Yum! — 2 months ago
With a bit of airing the nose develops nose of rose, moist underbrush, dried spiced cherries, crushed rock. Lean bit flavorful, the palate starts with a big whack of crunchy cherry and quickly goes minerally. Not especially concentrated, but it’s got acidity and a bit of tannin that helps it cut through a rich meal — in this case a rich, long-simmered meat sauce. — 3 months ago
The 2020 Etna Rosso is remarkably pretty, finessed and floral in style, with dusty rose and licorice-tinged cherry berry fruits forming its bouquet. It’s silky in texture with a pure mix of red fruits and subtle inner spice, all nicely motivated by brisk acidity. The 2020 leaves a saline and citrus-derived tension through the finale, along with a subtle coating of fine tannins that communicate refinement and poise. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2022)
— 3 months ago