Il Casale

Fattoria Scopone

Il Bagatto Toscana IGT SuperTuscan Blend 2012

Short notes tonight, post holiday dinner with our best buddy.

Nose has intense ripe cherry, ripe blackcurrant, moist cigar, dark chocolate shavings and wet cedar.

Palate has ripe black cherry, (light) blackberry, strong tannins and dry soil.

Many, many years to go here.
— 3 days ago

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La Raia

Il Borgo Gavi Cortese

2019 version. Lovely gavi, nice and mineral and not too fruity. Eminently quaffable. — an hour ago

Il Borgo

Bio Sicilia Nero d'Avola

Bursting blackberries/plum and subtle black currant, hints of coffee and cocoa and black pepper, prominent but smooth tannins and silky mouthfeel. One of my favorite Trader Joe’s finds. — 12 days ago

Arianna Occhipinti

Sicilia Il Frappato 2018

Pleasant wine with sweet cherries and peppercorn. After about 2hrs turned quite tart. — 15 days ago

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Il Chiosso

Terre Moreniche Ghemme Nebbiolo 2015

Lyle Fass
9.1

Exuberant nose. Cherries. Chestnut. Gamey. Mega spice. Wild. Untamed. Classic Ghemme. Floral. Can tell it’s from a warm vintage. But in a good way. Warm vintage, cooler region. Palate is juicy and ripe with those rustic, deep Ghemme tannins. Good concentration. Nice depth. Not much finesse so far. But intense flavor and length. Rustic for sure. Not showing as well as last bottle. I’ll be back. — 21 days ago

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Podere Poggio Scalette

Il Carbonaione Alta Valle della Greve IGT Sangiovese 2001

We recently pulled some cases out of storage, which haven't seen the light of day for nearly 15 years, so I'll have some fun posts in the next several months.

Nose has vintage Port at ~20Y, blackberry, blackcurrant, ripe blueberry, rehydrated raisin, coffee grounds and soil from a forest fire

Palate has orange zest in blackberry jam, dried cherry compote, wet baking spice, molasses cookie, medium tannins with intense finish, can hold easily another +10Y in proper storage. Amazing bottle.
— 3 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Nice prospect, finely described 👍
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@Peter van den Besselaar Thank you, one bottle left, for future experimentation.
Pooneet K

Pooneet K

Very fun! We had this bottle at Spiaggia in Chicago several years ago at the recommendation of the somm - nice to see it again.

Ruffino

Il Ducale Pinot Grigio 2018

Fragrant floral and bread nose. Pineapple and stone on the palate. Hint of effervescence. — 19 hours ago

Azienda Vitivinicola Nervi

Conterno Il rosato Nebbiolo 2019

Not as special as I expected. A lot like when Nervi was running the show — 18 days ago

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Donati Camillo

Il Mio Lambrusco 2018

Grown up subtle Lambrusco. Not too sweet, rich purple color, rounded notes. Very drinkable. — 7 days ago

Il Farneto

Giandon Malvasia

Honey, orange blossom, coriander, and lime. Sweet on the nose, but balanced on the palate. Low acid. — 7 days ago