Terre Rouge

Château La Fleur des Graves

Graves de Vayres Rouge 2016

2016 vintage. A wine from the confidential Graves de Vayres appellation in Bordeaux, made by Yves Glotin (Château Goudichaud) who is also president of the Syndicat des Graves de Vayres. A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon (50/50). Fresh red fruit (cherries, strawberries) and spicy oak in the nose. Medium-bodied, juicy, round and fresh, well-structured without hard edges. Good length with retronasal red fruit and some spiciness. Well worth seeking out and good value at 14 euro. Abv. 13,5%. — 5 days ago

Peter, Dawn and 2 others liked this

Le Marie

Rouge de Lissart Red Blend 2018

Reminds me of a village burgundy type wine. Well balanced between fruit, earth, and acidity. Definitely worth a try and with food. — 6 days ago

Jonathan, David and 2 others liked this

Montirius

Terre des Aînés Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2016

Delicious. Pure purplish ruby. Seductive floral aromas of lavender, violet, black raspberry, mint and anise seed. Palate is polished, creamy, and weightless. Fruity and sweet, with a nice acidic twang and fine tannins rounding out the finish. So smooth! Drinks like a bottle that cost twice as much... worth stocking up on! I think this will be even more beautiful in time. — 3 days ago

Severn, Ceccherini and 22 others liked this

Arcari + Danesi

Satèn Franciacorta Blend 2012

Saten is the unique style to the Franciacorta and this version truly make me picture the Garda Lake
Not at all a "I want you to like me" wine even though softness is intrinsic to the category
Oxidative notes, quite austere and complex
Long
It's hiding, it drink like a well aged complex Chardonnay a bit
— 14 days ago

Keith, Scott and 12 others liked this

G.I.V.

Piccolo Fiore Terre Siciliane Rosso

V enjoyable. Plenty of fruit without being rich. Enough tannin to keep it honest. Nice on its own. Did not go as well with a tomato based sauce but not too much clash. Good value for $8 — 3 days ago

Douglas, S.S. and 3 others liked this

Frank Cornelissen

Susucaru Terre Siciliane Nerello Mascalese 2017

For sure some funk, but there is a vibrancy and just plain deliciousness to this wine that makes it work. Dark yet bright fruit, violets, and I always think this wine has a slight pickled cabbage smell, though that was way more apparent in the vintages I tasted a decade ago lol — 13 days ago

Chris, Hermes and 1 other liked this

Bellavista

Pas Operé Franciacorta Chardonnay Pinot Nero 2009

Lyle Fass
8.9

Gorgeous nose. Floral, cherry, red fruits, lemon, lime, smells like elite Champagne. The Pinot Noir shines through. Palate is a bit broad and all over the map. Good parts, and maybe dosage is also a bit high for my tastes. Meh. Maybe improve with air. Solid but inconsequential. — 15 days ago

Peter, Severn and 4 others liked this

Terre Antiche

Rubino Cesanese del Piglio 2019

First bottling for this Cesanese del Piglio producer, and it’s very interesting. Still young and a bit harsh on the tannins, but the style is lean and elegant. Not a typical Cesanese. Notes of Dolcetto-like dark fruit, crossed with floral Nebbiolo elements. — 6 days ago

Keith, Hugh and 3 others liked this

Passopisciaro

Passobianco Terre Siciliane Chardonnay 2016

I like this a lot. Minerally with honeyed notes on the finish. — 10 days ago

Bob, Ceccherini and 9 others liked this

Viteadovest

Muke Terre Siciliane Rosso 2018

Less flavor and more texture. Subtle, weird, and wild.

The easy and obvious comparison is pop rocks with an intense effervescent effect. But if you hold this and swirl around, you’ll get a puffy baking soda sensation on the edge of your inside checks, contrasting the acid ringing in the center of your tongue.

This is the pop album with catchy beats that open up to deep, intense, and thought provoking lyrics the more you listen. You want to say ‘meh’ but then you can’t. It’s the record you put on when you have a party, but the conversation is dull and a distraction is required without breaking the mood.
— 13 days ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian