Trentino Alto Adige, Italy

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2017

The Antinori family of Florence, one of the world's oldest and most distinguished wine producers, has lived in Tuscany since the 14th century. Blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cab Sauv & 5% Cab Franc. Deep Ruby, aromas of black berry fruit aromas with herb, mint and sweet spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and cherry with cacao, vanilla and aromatic spice. Fine graceful tannins, long finish, well balanced, savory ending with oak and juicy earthy mineral tones. Very Nice! — 2 days ago

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Masseto

Toscana Merlot 2015

On to the reds. My first time with a full bottle , previously only had  “pours”. I am judging this wine for what it is vs what I prefer to drink. Clearly a new world wine but not a fruit bomb . Wonderful concentration of fruit on the nose and palate . Of course oak is there but it is handled perfectly. Alcohol is shy. A beautiful satisfying wine that is so easy to drink with our steaks. I would love to taste this with another 10 years in the bottle. — 16 days ago

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Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Bianco Terre Siciliane Albanello Muscat of Alexandria 2020

I was wanting something different while I stood in front of hot pizza oven yesterday. Pale orange color. Very light body. Dried fruit. Unique style that I enjoyed. — 17 days ago

Tom, Eric and 4 others liked this

Banfi

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2016

v16. Very good! Soft smoked meat and cedar nose. Fresh cherry fruit. Bright, smooth, slightly tight and astringent leather finish. — 11 days ago

Paul, Ted and 2 others liked this

Vietti

Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 2020

Update Day 2: I really liked this even more on day as everything grew on the below from day 1, the palate and the intensity all went up 2 notches! This exceeds the really good 2018 and should easily have the stuffing to age which is why this grape is getting so much attention in Barolo these days.
Day 1: I just tasted this last night, I got into a bottle and will see how it evolves over a few days. Preliminarily this is really good, better than the very good 2018 I last had at this stage, as it should be as it's a better vintage. The nose is med/med+, as this grape is typically more pronounced in flavor than aroma, where the flavors here are more med+. The coravin glass I had opened up nicely over 30 minutes, deepening with notes of apples and peach, a light background touch of honey and almonds, subtle and elegant minerality underpins it all. Med+ finish shows the texture this grape is know for in a med+ weight.
— 2 days ago

Lyle, Corwin and 2 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Flaccianello della Pieve Colli Toscana Centrale Sangiovese 2016

Very consistent. Lovely half bottle of joy — 2 days ago

Byron, Andrew and 17 others liked this
Ron R

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I had the pleasure of visiting this winery with my wife. It’s a real Italian beauty in so many different ways. Wonderful wine, which shows best with a little age (in my opinion).

Isole e Olena

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

This is a fine example CC, juicy, silky and some ripe dark cherry, plum. The velvet pallet is very enjoyable, earthy, leather and the Tuscany herb flavours. . 80% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 5% Syrah — 2 days ago

Ira, Nicolas and 5 others liked this

Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barolo Nebbiolo 2005

I am a complete fan for this wine and producer. I have enjoyed different vintages and it has been a very consistent joy. This one is no different. Despite a crumbly cork.. the wine was a survivor! Rich perfume from the start. It’s special and it’s deep. Love the classic Barolo color. Purple at center brightening from there to orange at the rim. It’s still clear when you swirl to look through it and it has excellent lines. This wine has weight and heft. It lingers on the palate and covers with depth and an array of flavors and feels. My most obvious assessor applies to this wine. I can always tell what I like best by how fast it goes. This went down lightning fast. It opened well and because the cork was garbage it required a decant which I likely would have done anyway… Seventeen years in I would say this one has matured to its near peak. Fantastic bottle of wine. — 6 days ago

Anthony, Shay and 15 others liked this

Sella & Mosca

Riserva Cannonau di Sardegna 2019

Another solid vintage of this Sardinian Grenache based wine. Bright ruby color. Beautiful aromas of violets, crushed gravel and dark fruit. The pallet is also full of ripe dark fruit and wild herbs with a hint of Chinese five spice on the finish. Oak is in the background. Well structured, bright acidity and nicely balanced. — 17 days ago

Paul, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Montevertine

Le Pergole Torte Sangiovese 2015

It is glorious Pergole Torte. Full fermentation in cement after which it receives 18 months in barrique. Multiple layers of dark fruit and cherries. You can almost bite the wine. Smooth but yet with a lot of grip. bravo. — 20 days ago

Jan, Vino and 4 others liked this