Italian Reds

Azienda Agricola Valentini

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Cerasuolo 2009

Give a ring if there's anything else like it as a rose
It mingles with light reds easily, but has the fun part of a fresh rose with the complexity that unfolds over and over
The elegance is somewhere between a Volnay and a Barolo
Cola, raspberries, sweet tobacco, white choc, salted caramel, mou, forest floor, mushroom and slightly grillée
Nearly fizzy when opened
It was worth the wait
A star!!
— 21 days ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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Also too, due to some unnecessary lockdowns, some of my bottles are going to go on auction soon...🤞wish me luck🙂
Travis W

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Wow! Nice job shipping your whole cellar across. What a big job! I've been reading up about them since your note. They sound amazing... especially the Cerasuolo. It's an area I need to explore more. Tricky doing it from Australia! 😁
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@Travis W Thanks, there was a lot of planning 🙂 Good luck with your hunt for Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo. Mind don't mix it with other Cerasuolo wines and one recommendation..look for Valentini or Pepe, everything else isn't quite as worth...


Brut Prosecco

This Prosecco carries a light yellow tint and aromas of apples, pears and peaches - dressed up in citrus minerality. The bubbles disappear completely in a minute. On the palate, a racy acidity will be quite noticeable if you have bitten your tongue lately. The red apple flavor joins the stone fruit and cherry in a very pleasant combination. The finish is medium lengthy and fully enjoyable, as it brings back that minerality. — 2 days ago

Keith, Serge and 3 others liked this

Tenuta di Arceno

Il Fauno di Arcanum Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2012

Great drinking window about 10 years old. The usual and then the maturity kisses it with char and olives. Perfect with home Italian night of sautéed pasta (non tomato based… all the other good stuff… because sometimes the tomato steals too much show, even from the wine). — 3 days ago

Romain, Trixie and 11 others liked this


Sweet kitty!🐈

Bruno Pilzer

Grappa Schiava

Outstanding quality, the nose exudes citrus, chamomille, anise, fennel, green apple, and earth; round and elegant on the palate. — 7 days ago

John, Trixie and 2 others liked this


Brut Rosé Blend 2020

This pink Prosecco smells like red ripe cherries, with more of the same on the palate. Flavors of citrus join in, lime and grapefruit mainly. The bubbles are generous, but fade quickly. They are fun while they last, though. — 14 days ago

David, Anthony and 2 others liked this

Corte d'Aibo

Pignoletto Frizzante 2020

Corte d’Aibo Pignoletto Frizzante 2020: Light bubbles. Bright flavors. Refreshing taste. Green apple. White peach. Soft citrus. A clean, lively & fresh finish, making this the perfect pairing with prosciutto! Pignoletto + Prosciutto = 😀😀😀 Cheers🍷 — 7 days ago

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Foglio 11 Umbria Rosso 2015

Nose has smoked blueberry syrup, over-ripe blackberry, wet roses, soaked raisins, finely chopped green herbs, muddy garden and incidental alcohol.

Palate has blueberry/blackberry jam, wow acidity, medium++ tannins, red velvet cake, incredible intensity on the dark fruits, notable acidity, juicy juicy blackberry, black currant; if this was ever labeled as a crunchy fruit Sagrantino, it fits the description perfectly.

Opened for slow oxidation of 6H then +3H decant, expect this to show better tomorrow or following days. Paired to local beef short ribs (Kinderhook Farm; Valatie, NY) in an Asian-style braising sauce, plated on top of Parmesan polenta, so yum.

100% Sagrantino, unmistakable. Revisit 2025-2030, wowzer.
— 11 days ago

Peter, Michael and 29 others liked this
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@Lyle Fass Umbrian Rock ⭐ for sure!!! Thank you!
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Great wine and estate. Sag doesn’t get more individual.

La Marca


This Italian bubbly produces a thick, festive foam. The nose brings a floral element to match up with lemon, lime and grapefruit aromas. On the palate, a nice apple flavor meets the citrus. It is a sweet taste and the finish follows the same way. Fun and frolicking Prosecco. — 13 days ago

Jason, Ericsson and 7 others liked this

Gran Passione

Gavi 2018

Surprisingly good wine. Good fruit, nice acidity, very balanced. — 3 days ago

Daniel P., Andrew and 5 others liked this

La Spinetta

Casanova della Spinetta Toscana Vermentino 2020

We’ve tried and loved La Spinetta wines before and so we had to open this Vermentino on National White Wine Day! @la_spinetta

It is a pale lemon hue. It offers a bouquet of vibrant, youthful aromas including honeydew, white peach, mandarin orange, grapefruit peel, passion fruit, honeysuckle, jasmine, almond, mineral, and sea breeze notes.

On the palate this wine is dry. It has medium(+) acidity, a medium body, medium alcohol, and present albeit less intense notes on the palate that are otherwise consistent with the nose. The finish is medium.

This wine is clean, offers intensity on the nose, elegance on the palate, with equal parts flavor, acidity, and alcohol to form a well-balanced wine that is positively delightful.

La Spinetta, Toscana Vermentino IGT, Italy, Vintage 2020, ABV 13%.

Cheers to the wonderful world of white wines!
— 11 hours ago

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