On 27-10-20 — 3 days ago
Another delicious red wine from Arianna. Big and bold with ripe (almost stewed, but not overly prominent) red cherry, balanced with some grippy tannins and acidity. Better with some air. Served lightly chilled. Lovely wine with something for both the wine geeks, and the big-red-wine crew. Biodynamic, only 12.5 ABV, aged in 3000 liter casks. — 12 days ago
Nose is wild and funky. Verset like immediately comes to mind. It’s wild and funky but also has class, deep Syrah character and refinement. Some VA, some funk, some elegance, leather, berry fruit, some brett, it is all there and coming out to play but somehow it works. Way better than the ghastly 12’s. Palate is juicy and rustic, with nice juiciness and purity. Definitely get a Sicilian vibe from this. Tinny but in a good way. Wild, rustic and pure. Juicy with good fruit and lovely tannins. Rustic, charming and juicy. Long. No finesse but it makes up for it in charm. Very good.
BIG improvement on day 2. Gorgeous aroma. Meaty, floral and gamey. Palate is silky and sweet. 8.9 to 9.1. Juicy and terrific florals. Sappy. — 5 days ago
This Lodi Zinfandel carries a medium tint in the glass and smells of red fruit and black pepper. The palate is fruity with a savory note to go along with it. A zippy acidity is fresh, while the tannins are quite firm. My pork chop paired very well with it. — 13 days ago
Big, expressive nose, roasted notes but still fresh, charcoal, gamey, meaty, olivey, ripe, spices, really not subtle and very exuberant aromas. Palate is juicy, concentrated and complex. Structured, sappy and deep. Long, finesse and linear. Best of these yet. Seems they look a leap between 12/13 and 17. 9.2 for now. Air will help. I’ll be back.
Juicy and complex palate. Really layered. Juicy and deep. Balanced, pure and fresh. Awesome. 9.2 to 9.3. — 5 days ago
First wintery Sunday with depressing cold drizzle. My response: home cooked Pasta Fagiole with soft Japanese yeast bread with lots of butter. What a wonderful comfort food match. The Etna Nero d’avola is young, juicy, and fruit-forward. Cassis, Boysenberry, and bright citrus notes. Medium weight, nice viscosity, and enough acidity to stand up to the tomato’s and good olive oil drizzle. Touch of green stems actually balances the fruit. Nice long finish and makes me consider picking up a few more for rustic pizza/pasta. — 12 days ago