My Italian Cousin

Cantine Colli di Catone

Casal Pilozzo Lazio Malvasia 2004

Unique wine
Coming from my cellar in Italy
Antonio Pulcini the winemaker is a lovely fellow that lives in a marvellous property on the hills south of Rome.
He found when relatively young bottles made by his dad 30 years earlier still delicious and decided to reproduce them somehow.
It took him a while, but the wines have absolutely no similar examples in the area.

The wine is bright gold with straw shade
When it reaches room temperature gives its best on the nose with mandarin, grapefruit, an array of herbs and flowers. Hay, cheese, wet stones, marzipan and quite an oxidative personality.
The palate is fresh, soft and extremely long.
Probably the vines this wine was made from have been replaced too. Fascinating too say in one word.
— 7 hours ago

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Maroccoli Sicilia Menfi DOC Syrah 2015

Took my time with this bottle.. I have been sipping during three days. On day two it was clearly at its best. Grilled paprika, cinnamon, black olives and a tomato leaf like freshness. Nice, but couldn’t quite find. the convincing quality that ms Larner found in her tasting glass. — 4 days ago

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Chioso Dei Pomi Ghemme Nebbiolo 2010

N:Deep Black Cherry, tar, forest, tobacco, balsam, forest floor, wet trees.
P: Dark fruits, Maraschino Cherries, tar,
Licorice, beautiful spice and finely etched tannins. Not as candied as my first bottle. 1 hr decant.
85% Nebbiolo, 15% Vespolina.
The PLCB has them on clearance!
— 10 days ago

Byron, Lyle and 3 others liked this


Fausoni Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

Earth and leather in this Barbaresco that is drinking perfectly now. This wine went well with my duck. — 9 days ago

Byron, Romain and 4 others liked this

Le Macchiole

Scrio Toscana Syrah 2004

Was extremely excited to try this bottle but unfortunately it didn’t live up to my expectations. Decanted for 4hrs. Tasted throughout. Beautiful nose but just fell flat. Seemed like a soft wine structurally so maybe drinking earlier on in its youth would have helped? — 14 days ago

Ira, Matt and 12 others liked this

Comm. G.B. Burlotto

Vigneto Monvigliero Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

One of my favorite Producers of Barolo. The Monvigliero with its elegance, floral, silky texture along with its whole cluster is youthful, structured showing lots of cherry, strawberry fruits, savory spice, herbs, rose petal & tobacco. Consistent with my many prior notes. — 10 days ago

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Martin Bergo

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Hey! How does their Cannubi hold up to this wine in the same vintage?
Ron Siegel

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I find the Cannubi more muscular & traditional in style with darker fruit, earth & tar where the Monvigliero has more red fruits with a more floral & elegant style. AG seemed to like the Cannubi a little more than the Monvigliero in 14. Hope that helps!

Tre Monti

Thea Passito Romagna Albana 2019

Poured by “tap” at my local wine bar. Goldenrod color, slight frizzante & white flowers, peach skin on palate. Orange wine. Delicious & light bodied. Still wines from Romana are really grabbing me… — 10 days ago

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Lunachiena Salento Rosso IGT Montepulciano Petit Verdot Blend


This 100% Ottavianello is coming from From Carovigno Brindisi, manual harvest followed by aging in French Barrique for 12 months.
The wine is light elegant, fruity and complex, it has a lovely ruby color.
The nose is full of red berries, followed by a touch of orange blossom, bing cherries, red cherries, vanilla, a touch of mint and sweet spice .
Medium body, round smooth, elegant, superb fresh acidity, mid elegant tannins, elegant fresh delicious finish.
My score 91, drink to 2025
— 7 days ago

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Arianna Occhipinti

FL Vendemmia 2016

The wines of Adrianna Occhipinti have been on my radar for about 7 seven years now and it seems that every vintage brings me closer and closer to falling head over heals. Her standard Frappato is, to my palate, a benchmark for the variety. This example comes exclusively from the Fossa di Lupo contrada, a vineyard that she has worked since 2004. The vineyard itself is sandy with solid limestone about 2ft from the surface. The wine pours a deep ruby with considerable sediment for a relatively young wine. On the nose, it smells “Italian” with notes of gym sock, stewed black fruits and briars. The wine also has a ferrous characteristic with crushed rock, and marine air. On the palate, the wine is rather austere with tart black bramble fruit and dark cherries, minerals, and grapefruit pith. Medium tannin and high acid. The finish is long and mineral driven. I really dig this and a few years on its side is very likely to bring bigger rewards so I would hold’em if you got’em. 2700 bottles produced. — 23 days ago

Eric, ESF and 11 others liked this
Josh Morgenthau

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Wow awesome. did not know about the single vineyard bottling

Terre di Chieti

Italy Pecorino 2020

My first Pecorino. This will not be my last. A bold flavour filled wine. — 19 days ago