Guido Marsella

Poggi Reali Greco di Tufo

Complex. Nice core of orchard fruit, prominent apples, complimented by stone, salt, and maybe a tad of white pepper. Plus, smoke, rose, and grass. Great structure, silky texture, soft on the palate, nice backbone. Very alluring. — 9 months ago

Poggi Reali

Greco di Tufo 2018

Very delicious Italian white paired with sea scallops and linguini. Basically a scampi. Crisp minerality. Would buy again very approachable and enjoyed by a wide variety of drinkers. — 5 months ago


Corte dei Castaldi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend

Nice little surprise At La Veranda. Full body Amarone — a year ago

Badia di Morrona

Rosso dei Poggi 2013

Very good Italian blend for the price. — 7 years ago

Azienda Agricola Santa Caterina

Poggi Alti Colli di Luni Vermentino 2012

Grayson Hartley

Edutainment! — 8 years ago

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A beautiful pre-birthday dinner wine!

Guido Marsella

Poggi Reali Falanghina Beneventano 2018

Giudo is the man — 6 months ago

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Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delightful and unique Napa Cabernet.

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium plus intensity.

Fruity nose with cherries, black plums, sweet strawberries, licorice, light vanilla, oak, spices, light vegetables, pencil lead and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with sweet raspberries, cherries, oak, light vanilla, spices, vegetables, earth, leather, tobacco leaf, graphites, herbs and peppercorn.

Long finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Not a typical Napa Cabernet, and very enjoyable. Balanced with mild complexity.

Easy to drink, soft and smooth with mostly red fruits. Not as fruit forward, in your face, kind of red wine, as I expected from a Napa Cabernet, but rather a soft red wine with lots of elegance. Feels like a graceful right bank Bordeaux.

Needs 90 minutes to open up properly and remove some of the acidity.

Would age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years and bring in some more complexity. I would want to try this in two to three years to see how it evolves, as I see it might be a little young right now.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon,
6% Merlot, and 4% Cab Franc. Aged for 22 Months in 100% French Oak
(50% New).

14.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 4 years ago

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