Marco Abella

Dominio del Plata (Susana Balbo)

Ben Marco Expresivo Malbec Blend

v18. Shocked, was expecting deep and dark, and got fresh and bright! Dusty, smoked meat and sharp cedar nose. Fresh , slightly sour cherry fruit. Bright, clean, slate finish. Nicely balanced. Unique. — 8 days ago

Marco Abella

Òlbia Priorat White Blend 2017

39ª Mostra de Vins i Caves de Catalunya. Mercat de Sant Antoni. 48% Garnatxa Blanca, 49% Viogner, 3% PX.
22.09.19
— 3 years ago

Marco Martin

Lo Triolet Vallée d'Aosta Pinot Gris 2017

Perfect way to spend a nice early evening in Michigan... — 3 years ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Chris, David and 6 others liked this

Quinta Do Infantado

Tawny Medium-Dry Porto Port Blend

NV. Drier style port paired with an awesome tiramisu at Bar Marco. — 3 years ago

Bryan FreyPaul Krzychjoe mama
with Bryan, Paul and 1 other

Secondo Marco

Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2017

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— 2 days ago

Domaine de Galouchey

'Vin de Jardin' Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Day 2: This is killer. Super fresh but firm/structured. Atypical Bordeaux. Organic field blend. 13.5%. —- Domaine de Galouchey has to be one of Bordeaux's most idiosyncratic producers. The vineyards of this domaine were cleared and planted by Jean Terrade and Gérard Pantanacce, but things didn't really start to take off until they partnered with renowned sommelier Marco Peltier. They make two wines from organically grown grapes from their tiny estate and their Vin de Jardin (Wine of the Garden) might be the most exciting thing to come from Bordeaux in a very long time.

Galouchey is in Beychac-and-Caillau, 7 km from Libourne, across the river from Saint-Emilion and Pomerol. They could choose to label their bottle as a Bordeaux but instead choose the simple table wine designation of Vin de France. This is so that they can make a wine that they feel more closely reflect the type of Bordeaux that they want to drink. Something more closely aligned with the region's wines before WW11 when commercial interest and the armies of consultants ushered in an era of homogeneity. This area is mostly known for dry whites and value reds but in the 18th century the wines from in and around the estate were some of the most sought after.

The vineyard sits on land that has never been touched by modern synthetic agricultural additives and has been farmed organically from day one. All the permitted grape varieties of the region – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere, Petit Verdot, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris and Muscadelle – are planted in the vineyard and the wine is made as a blend of all of the grapes, white and red. Merlot plays the lead with white varieties playing very small yet important roles. This was the way it was done many generations ago when most Bordeaux was a field blend.

Each of the nine varieties is separately harvested by hand at very low yields. Top quality Bordeaux estate can regularly produce 7,000 bottles per hectare, but the trio took it further limiting yields and producing only 3,600 bottles. This means sorting at the winery is surgical, with only the grapes going into the vat they would want to eat. Made with almost no sulfur, nothing is added or removed. The result is a masterpiece of Bordeaux and one that you don't have to pay $100 or more for.

Freshness and drinkability are not terms that we associate with Bordeaux but that is the first thing that came to mind after one sip. It’s bright fruit melds into its seamless texture. This is very much Bordeaux with flavors and aromas of tobacco, dark chocolate, graphite, and wild herbs but there is a purity of fruit and incredibly vivid floral notes that take this to another level.
— 3 days ago

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Le Triolet (Marco Martin)

Vallèe d'Aoste Gamay

Nice fruit forward taste. Notes of cherry and tobacco. Wonderful taste straightforward not complex but well balanced. Enjoyable flavorful wine — 13 days ago

Fratelli Alessandria

Barbera d'Alba 2021

Excellent Barbera d’Alba at Porto di Savona Restaurant of Turin. With Antipadti misti e trout with hazelnuts. Special occasion with Davide and Lilly on their first night in Italy, Marco and Ferruccio — 23 days ago

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Domaine Moreau-Naudet

"Forêts" Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay

Arcos (alex marco o, jorge o, jkh, orlando) — 3 years ago

Marco Sara

Tardive Tocai Friulano

Fruity spicy would buy again — 3 years ago