My Italian Cousin

Castello dei Rampolla

Lui Toscana Merlot 2018

100% Merlot. Good evolution compared to my first bottle. Smooth as silk, no sharp edges. — 3 days ago

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Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Castel Giocondo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Sangiovese 1995

Recent acquisition from my Italy trip. Excellent Brunello - typical licorice, cedar and black cherry notes I love in this style of wine with the body and acidity to bring it all together. Damn I wish I had more of these. — 2 days ago

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Danilo Thomain

Enfer D'Arvier Petit Rouge 2020

Whew came swimmin’ out this bouquet cause it is rich and enriching, cedar, clove, baking spices, forest floor, the spice of fresh velvet.

Only 16 cases were made and the little wine shop on Jones Street, Jones Street Wine, was nice enough to let me get my hands on one of their last bottles (1 of 5).

Crunchy — ✔️
Brambly — ✔️
Luscious — ✔️

Mouthwateringly good. Nice balance of spice and acid to wake up the buds. Little to no bitterness. Punchy fruit punches through. And that wonderful clove essence throughout.

Few wines make me write longer notes, but when I find one that does, I can’t seem to stop talking about them.

Aight time to drink it though…
— 4 days ago

Severn, Adam and 9 others liked this

Ciro Picariello

Fiano di Avellino 2019

Lovely bouquet of lemon zest and orange blossom with hints of cedar, creek pebbles, and white pepper. On the palate lemon candy, white peach, and grapefruit pith with fresh ginger and white pepper spice lingering on a medium length finish. Zippy, fun, approachable white wine with a bit of zing. Great value from southern Italy. Went perfect with my pineapple jackfruit Buddha bowl with teriyaki sauce. — 15 days ago

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Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello

Monprivato di Castiglione Falletto Barolo Nebbiolo 2003

Time Tested

03 was historically hot & dry. Did Monprivato succeed despite these conditions?

DAY 1
Served the wine with the Vinloq System which allows nitrogen to be pulled into the bottle with pouring
👀Brown/orange mixed with red
👃Cherries, tobacco, tar & roses. Some stewed/dried fruit
👅Mature. Florals and fruit are present. Light. Could use more acid. Easy to drink. Balanced

Remaining wine Slow Decanted in my fridge

DAY 10
Nice aged notes. Savory. Okay precision. Tannins are good. Kept improving in the glass

DAY 17
👃Classic & beautiful with aged notes. Finally what I was hoping for👍
👅Drinking well. Cherry. Significant tar. Savory

Similar on the 3 days, but the nose was most beautiful on DAY 17

The pedigree was apparent here in this lovely barolo despite the vintage conditions. Balance was retained with enough precision to allow the Mascarello Monprivato personality to come through👏
— 7 days ago

Andrew, Daniel and 22 others liked this

Vigneti Massa

Piccolo Derthona Timorasso 2018

N: diesel, Honey, white flowers, white pears,
P: Comes in with acidity, leaves an oily viscosity, more peaches, ash, herbal quality.
Very mineral.
— 7 days ago

Ericsson, Brian and 9 others liked this

Scarpetta

Prosecco

Good sparkling wine with balanced stone fruit flavours and a bright medium finish. Totally unassuming, fizzy fun on the palate. — 9 days ago

Ron, Sharon and 12 others liked this

Benvenuto

Calabria Zibibbo 2021

Floral, lychee, stone fruit but dry and delicate. No haze or sediment. Really amazing orange wine. One of my trend faves. — 2 days ago

Azienda Agricola Valentini

Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2016

Jan A
9.4

I get this typical aged chardonnay scent on the nose (which it is not obviously), combined with the horse stable smell at my parents 😛
Turbent deep yellow. Very round on the palate, no sharp edges and low acidity. Can use some additional cellar time to gain more complexity
— 16 days ago

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John Van Trijp

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@Jan A it will gain 3 points in 5 years
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Patiently waiting on the rest of my bottles 😀
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Indeed way better on day 2! Totally seamless

Comm. G.B. Burlotto

Vigneto Monvigliero Barolo Nebbiolo 2011

Consistently Brilliant

Burlotto’s Monvigliero is one of my favorite wines in the world 🌎

DAY 1
Served with the Vinloq System
👃Needs an hour in the glass and 65F/18C. Underripe strawberry, eucalyptus, herbs, & roses. The olive tapenade arrives last. Can a wine smell silky?(synesthesia?)
👅Red cherry fruit, herbs, olives, tar & florals. Velour texture. Tar and cherries linger on the long and lovely finish. Elegant & refined

Slow Decanted the remaining wine in my fridge

DAY 11
👃More fruit than before? Smells totally amazing!
👅The elegant side of Barolo. Total class. Please don’t let this glass empty🙏🏼

The wine was stellar on each occasion 🍷

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— 14 days ago

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Brent Young

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Highly recommended 👍
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Day eleven?
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@"Odedi" Yes. My notes here and on Instagram @Vinloq.notes show how wines evolve when served with the Vinloq System. Check out Vinloq.com for videos/info etc. It’s a simple way to keep all wines from oxidizing for 7-10 days. Better made/cellar worthy wines often improve. Every wine is different. I show my results with my notes
Hope that helps.
BTW, I follow you here and on Instagram and appreciate your thorough posts👍