Sunday family dinner wine — 5 days ago
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
A classic for my mother — a month ago
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
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
Enjoyed this— delicious Arianna Occhipinti offering that’s at the right price point for a weeknight libation — 4 days ago
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