Padova, Veneto

Vignale di Cecilia

Val di Spin Vino Frizzante Bianco Padova Glera-Garganega Blend

Great table wine - easy breezy drinking. Fun bubbles. An all-arounder if there ever was one. — 14 days ago

Cantine Riondo

Valpolicella Ripasso Corvina Blend 2016

Riondo Valpolicella Ripasso 2016

Crushed rocks, a dark juicy cherry and caramel and raisins notes on the nose. This is good. The palate is well designed. Strong acid backbone, blooming dark cherry all along. There is as well these raisins notes and that mineral thing which was very much front and center on the nose. Soft tannins kick off a very long finish with the same cherry and raisins notes with a pinch of caramel. This is a very good Ripasso.
— 7 days ago

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Balestri Valda

Vigneto Sengialta Soave Classico Garganega Trebbiano

This Soave Classico Vigneto Sengialta Balestri Valda 2017 comes from a single hillside parcel of black basaltic soil planted to Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave. The grapes are hand-harvested, fermented separately, and matured in neutral 2000-liter botti for twelve months. In the glass, the wine has a saturated, deep yellow-gold color, with flashes of green-gold just at the edge. Aromas of sun-warmed yellow peaches, crystallized honey, marzipan, and acacia blossoms emerge at first, then alternate with fleeting suggestions of beeswax, grated nutmeg, and sage, as the nose evolves in the glass. On the palate, the wine honeyed and opulent, with a round, juicy core of sweet stone fruit and honey that echoes the nose, along with plenty of dry extract, deep saline minerality, and ripe tartaric acidity. The layered sweet core of honeyed melon and almond paste is seasoned with delicate bitterness, and the long elegant finish is punctuated with fine mineral grip. Drink now – 2030 (yes, the wine is irresistible today, but according to Laura Rizzotto, a bottle that hid unnoticed for fifteen or more years in a good cellar would be a treasure). — Moore Brothers, Brooklyn — 6 days ago

Zenato

Cormi Corvina Merlot 2010

She was right in the middle of the drinking window. The wine showed beautifully when poured. Great balance of fruit and earthyness. — 6 days ago

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Cantina Martinelli

IL GIGANTE SOAVE DOC Garganega 2018

Fine elegant example of garganega from Soave. Vines planted at 300 m in volcanic soils between 1967 and 1980. Racked by hand, natural production. Indigenous yeast, malo fermentation in steel. — 6 days ago

Eric, Aravind and 34 others liked this

Giuseppe Quintarelli

Valpolicella Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 2012

This is a massive wine. Lots of sweet humus and wet earth, rich berry ooze, and sandalwood. Large bodied, with peppery alcoholic heat peaking through, but good acidity nonetheless. It’s 15%, and if it were a degree less, it would’ve been outstanding. As is, it was a fine accompaniment to a rich pasta sauce and braised pork braccioles. — 12 days ago

Angelo Casagrande
with Angelo
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Matthew Cohen

Matthew Cohen

Wow. Low alcohol for that.

Simon di Brazzan

Cabernet Franc

Beautiful and unique. Reminds me of a mencia from biezro. -clean medium bodied, good acidity, dark red fruit of wet hickory smoke and distinctive black pepper spice and light roast. Great buy. — 23 days ago

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Bertani

Recioto della Valpolicella Amarone Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 1967

David T
9.6

This is extremely youthful as a 1967 gets. Yet, it shows its elegant bottle age.

The nose reveals classic Valpolicella. Sour dark cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, raisins, stew plums, raspberries, poached/baked strawberries, rhubarb, bright fruit liqueur, Kirsch cherries, licorice/cola notes, cognac/brandy hues, touch of V/A-bandaid, dark, rich earth sandstone, fresh tobacco leaf, tomatoes with leaf, hints of sage, eucalyptus/mint notes, dry top soils, crushed rock powder, with fresh & withering; red, dark, blue and purple florals.

The body is; lush, rich, round & juicy. Excellent viscosity. Sour dark cherries dry raisins, dates, blackberries, black raspberries, stew plums, raspberries, poached/baked strawberries, rhubarb, bright fruit liqueur, Kirsch cherries, licorice/cola notes, cognac/brandy hues, touch of V/A-bandaid, dark, rich earth sandstone, river stone, fresh tobacco leaf, tomatoes with leaf, hints of sage, eucalyptus/mint notes, dry top soils, crushed rock powder, with bright, fresh & withering; red, dark, blue and purple florals. The acidity is flat out sick. The tension, structure, balance & length are a stunning rare treat with a wine of this age. The long, beautiful finish is; well knitted, polished and extremely elegant. It is true wire to wire

For the most part, the older Valpolicella gets the better it is!

Photos of; their barrel room, hillside vineyard, library & aging cellar & our Allen Brother’s Ribcap with Christina’s Potato Wedges & cooked carrots.
— 14 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice, Amarone can really go the distance.

Merotto

Rosso Dogato Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Vintage 2016 | Sumptuous Cabernet Sauvignon with very good integrated wood (30 months barrel aging). Very accessible for its age. — 18 days ago

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Luigi Righetti

Capitel de Roari Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2015

2nd overtime wine from Friday night wine club; Amarone... always good. If you wanna bring something to the table that is consistently good, bring Amarone — 6 days ago