Arnaldo Rivera


25 Anni Sagrantino di Montefalco 2001

Ron R

I have a soft spot for this producer. This 100% sargrantino requires at least 15 years post bottling, but from there, the wine sings.
Nice fruit profile of cherries and strawberries, gives way to cinnamon, tobacco, coffee, and bay leaves. Big tannins create a strong structure, from which the remaining components hang from. Hold this for another 15 years, easily.
— 14 days ago

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Josh Morgenthau

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Sounds amazing, I’m sold! Will seek this out, then try to forget about it until my senior years :)
Philip Deibel

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Very interesting Ron! Do producers typically hold back new releases as Spanish producers commonly do? I have always respected a producer whose current release is over a decade old already.
Ron R

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@Philip Deibel, a minority of typically high-end producer hold back on release. Caprai only produces the 25th anni in the best years. The 100% sargrantino varietal is impenetrable in its youth. It truly requires 15 + years for it to blossom. And when it does, boy o boy.


Castel del Monte Bombino 2018

Had this with a seafood pasta and it was sofa king good together. Great white wine. Would love to have this again. — 3 months ago

Roberto Henriquez

Rivera Del Notro País 2017

Ryan L

Weird wine, tart and sour. Change your expectations, the uniqueness will impress — 5 months ago


Grecante Colli Martani Grechetto 2017

Mandi Speidel

Working on our Backyard Golf Game and how to conquer the world — 12 days ago

Jeremy Vass
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Rivera di Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 2000

Prunes, a touch of dried apricot, dark cherry, gamey funk on the long finish. Daddy’s at the party now... @Derek Haas @Kris Avocado — 2 months ago

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Rocche dei Rivera di Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 1996

oddero's 1996 "rocche dei rivera di castiglione" falletto (today: mga "scarrone") did a fantastic job. an ultra classic and perfectly mature barolo. it does not reach the same heights as the 1996 "vigna rionda", "bussia-mondoca" or "rocche di castiglione" and it needed some time in decanter to open up. lots of dried flowers and berries, cedar, tobacco leaf, graphite and road tar. the tannic backbone is very good and brings structure. the saturating minerals and acdity keep the wine very alive in the palate and in a nice finish.
— 2 months ago

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Il Falcone Riserva Red Blend 2014

Inviting nose of rich, ripe black cherry and dark plum with a touch of kirsch. On the palate this is surprisingly juicy with bright acidity balancing the ripe black fruit and good backbone of firm, plush, if slightly dry tannins. This has some depth & character and is really good.
Finally a good one from Puglia.
— 2 months ago


Collepiano Sagrantino di Montefalco 2010

Toscana wine evening #7
Aromatic & perfumed with black fruit, raspberry jam, some fire smoke, autumn forrest leaves and a mushroom whiff. Sweet & aromatic on the nose, with beautiful structure on the palate - juicy acidity, polished yet muscular tannins.
This is, as always, a devil in angels disguise. one of my all time favorites. I love it!
— 2 months ago

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Roberto Henriquez

Rivera Del Notro Moscatel Blend

Just fun crunchy stuff, really interesting — 4 months ago


Riserva Il Falcone Castel del Monte Rosso 2013

Stewed plums but with an astringency and tannic punch that actually makes this quite satisfying and interesting. The food pairing options here are endless. While I picked this up after tasting it at a tasting station at the liquor store, I think I'll look for this again in the future. Dark and majestic! — 5 months ago

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