Mid transparency. Real depth to the dark cherry pitched fruit with a broad channel of acidity driving a long and saturated finish. Really blossomed and integrated after being open for over an hour. Might not be fashionable or pricey but that’s more to do with the large production than the quality. Excellent — a day ago
Good luck pulling your attention away from the 2017 Catarratto Praruar. All it takes is one tilt of the golden-amber-colored nectar in your glass, and its exotic bouquet of sugar-dusted ginger, dried nectarines, crushed green apple, geranium and mint creates a unique yet captivating display. This is powerful and deeply textural, with a pretty inner sweetness balanced by brisk acids and tart orchard fruits, complemented by savory brown spice and a mind-bending addition of cocoa toward the close. For all of its density, the Praruar turns squeaky-clean through the finale, yet still full of lively energy, resonating on floral-tinged peaches and pears. Frankly, this is probably the most interesting interpretation of Catarratto that I’ve ever experienced; but be aware that it is unabashedly an orange-style wine, which won’t appeal to all palates. (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021)
— 9 days ago
Deep, rich, and complex, showing stewed red cherries, spice box, rolled cigar, cedar, kirsch, potpourri, licorice. Incredible, with well balanced acidity and tannins that hide the alcohol well. — 13 days ago
Dark ruby in color, almost Inky, with a wide reddish rim.
On the nose blueberries, black currants, black cherries, light vanilla, coke, licorice, Indian spices, tar, light vegetables, earth, tobacco leaf and graphite.
Full bodied with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, wood, spices, light vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso and earth.
Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Franc blend from Italy. Tangy and interesting with lots of fruit.
Better after 90 minutes of airtime.
Really loved the nose after 2 hours in the decanter.
Showing very nicely at this point, once it opens up, with nice complexity, good structure and a nice mouthfeel. I love these Italian Bordeaux style reds.
Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food too. I paired it with cheeses and Italian dried meat.
A blend of 60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 10% Syrah. Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. A small production of only 8,000 bottles.
14% alcohol by volume.
$28. — 6 days ago
2015 Piaggia “Il Sasso” Carmignano. Made with Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. It’s dark ruby red in color, rich & plump in flavor. Aromas of lavender, spice, & tobacco please your senses. Firm tannins here hence plenty of life ahead. A very dark fruit-driven wine. Cheers🍷 — 8 days ago
Color is translucent ruby. On the nose is dust, tobacco, dried rose petal and cherry at first. Then pure, sweet red berries, red plum, black tea, dried cherries, orange peel, clove and fennel on the palate. Has the quality of being simultaneously crystalline, pure and concentrated. Tannins are fine and just gently brush the palate. Nice perception of sweetness. Elegant, Burgundian Brunello. Should develop nicely but it is already drinking so well, no need to wait. — 24 days ago