Arianna Occhipinti

Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola Frappato

Beautiful weekday drinker. Barnyard funk on the nose, bright red fruit, pepper, zippy finish. — 13 hours ago

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Arianna Occhipinti

Terre Siciliane Il Frappato 2015

Sunday family dinner wine — 5 days ago

Arianna Occhipinti

FL Vendemmia 2016

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of strawberries, red currant, fresh raspberry, floral, crushed volcanic rock; dry, medium plus acid, medium tannins, medium alcohol, medium minus body, medium plus intensity flavors of fresh red fruits, perfumes florals, crushed mineral, subtle spice; long finish, very delicate and elegant, outstanding — 2 months ago

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Andrea Occhipinti

Alea Viva Lazio Rosso 2017

Final night in Maui. Going out in style...Aloha! — 3 months ago

David, Ceccherini and 27 others liked this
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@Anthony Lombardi Anthony Have a great vacation Cheers 🏝

Arianna Occhipinti

Grotte Alte Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico Frappato Nero d'Avola 2013

Wow, this is exceptional. All the bright and deep red fruit and subtle bretty notes of a great Musar but with a juicy acidity that surprises one on the palate. — 15 days ago

Ira, Lyle and 5 others liked this

Martha Stoumen

Post Flirtation White Marsanne blend 2018

I’d been jonesing to try the Martha Stoumen collection for a long time. I’ve read plenty on her background - her training under Occhipinti at Cos and I love her thoughtful articulation of California terroir, natural wine, and Sicilian grapes.

This is fun bright sunshine at a meager 10%. The smell of oysters mid slurp - briny ocean and minerals. Flavors of sour lemon drop.

Attentive and still easy.
— a month ago

Sharon, Ted and 19 others liked this
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“Training under Occhipinti...” seems almost crazy considering Arianna’s relative youth but I get it
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@Jay Kline i should have specified - she trained under Giusto Ochippinti who runs Cos - I believe he is Ariana’s uncle and she trained under him as well....
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@Ely Cohn ahhhhh...I totally forgot about that connection at Cos. Thanks for the clarification!

Arianna Occhipinti

Siccagno Nero d'Avola 2015

Just a really enjoyable wine that is both hearty and even “ big” but still refreshing.
Clearly some Brett and some effervescent feel like may hint at VA, but I find both to be well integrated and enjoyable. A deep darker-side-of-red fruit profile: red and damson plum, dried red cherry, Black licorice, olive. Has a floral sense to it, and some exotic woody undertones as well earth - like a forest after the rain . A full bodied and almost lush wine that might recall the mouthfeel if a Napa cab, but with much more refreshing a acidity coming through - never the least bit cloying or overwrought. Simply a great wine with a broad food pairing potential. That said, I do wonder if it would taste dramatically different at the source. With zero sulphur amidst a long boat ride, life in distributor warehouses, a wine shop and ultimately my euro cave, whether the original intent is preserved in its entirety. Def I a great window , it Seems like peak drinking might be 2-3 years ahead, still, again, the no sulphur and the Brett/va...
— a month ago

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Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola 2017

Enjoyed this— delicious Arianna Occhipinti offering that’s at the right price point for a weeknight libation — 4 days ago

Andrea Occhipinti

Rosso Arcaico Aleatico Grechetto 2018

Had it with some homemade Cacio e Pepe. A tight wine with some bold complexity. Nice fruit and acid to cut through the butter, oil, and pecorino. — 3 months ago