Il Monticino

Arianna Occhipinti

Sicilia Il Frappato 2018

Pleasant wine with sweet cherries and peppercorn. After about 2hrs turned quite tart. — 13 days ago

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Azienda Vitivinicola Nervi

Conterno Il rosato Nebbiolo 2019

Not as special as I expected. A lot like when Nervi was running the show — 16 days ago

Eli, Larry and 14 others liked this

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. — 10 days ago

Cantine San Marzano

Il Pumo Salento Negroamaro

Olor a ciruela sabor a taninos muy bueno con carne roja — 9 days ago

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.
— a day 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.
— a day 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.

Planeta Winery

La Segreta Sicilia Il Rosso 2015

Loved this. Easy to drink. Very little tannin and finished clean. — 6 days ago

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. — 19 days ago

Severn, Aravind and 7 others liked this

Donati Camillo

Il Mio Lambrusco 2018

Grown up subtle Lambrusco. Not too sweet, rich purple color, rounded notes. Very drinkable. — 5 days ago

Il Farneto

Giandon Malvasia

Honey, orange blossom, coriander, and lime. Sweet on the nose, but balanced on the palate. Low acid. — 5 days ago