Azienda Agricola Del Sole

Jean Baptiste Arena

Grotte di Sole Red Blend 2016

Quite special. Brambly, but not rustic. Elegant, but not polished. Bright and dark red fruits. Depth and length, but balanced weight. Magically expresses all of Nielluccio’a elements. Approachable now and has the structure for ongoing aging. — 25 days ago


Cuvée William Deutz Millésime Brut Rosé Champagne 1996

shockingly lovely. Sadly a sole bottle. Beautiful strawberry rosé fruit and so elegant. — 2 months ago

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Domaine des 13 lunes

Apremont Vin de Savoie Jacquère 2013

Love love love this. Another treat from Campus Fine Wines in Providence. Light, dry, with a little mineral, citrus & honey. I’d like to serve it with sole or crab, sweet carrots, baby lettuce. Would be a lovely summer lunch wine — 3 months ago

Monte Maletto

Sole e Roccia Carema Nebbiolo 2017

Nose has perfectly ripe cherries, white pepper, dehydrated strawberry, dry tobacco, old dusty oak firewood and anise spice notes.

Palate has sweet cherry, licorice, dried tart cherries, dried strawberries, great acid/fruit tension, medium tannins with a fantastic never-ending finish. What a great example of the ultimate mountain Nebbiolo!

Second vintage produced, with 2016 being the first release. 1250 bottles produced.

Cork pulled for slow oxidation 8H, then decanted 3H, more bottle time appreciated. 2027-32+

Wonderfully paired to a homemade Bolognese over Pappardelle.
— a month ago

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Lyle Fass

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One of my favorite producers period. Guy is an ex Somm and a genius.

Marielle Michot

Pouilly-Fumé Sauvignon Blanc

Very nice Loire SB. Minerals and lemony bouquet. More assertive than Sancerre. Went very well with Pacific Sole — 3 months ago

Domaine Pascal Cotat

Les Monts Damnés Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2016

On the nose, green apple, underripe green pear, grass, tarragon, green pea, wet stone, cat pee (!!!). On the palate, minerally, stoney, some orchard fruit.
What a beautiful savory wine. Lots of mineral and herbal notes upfront with that classic sauvignon "cat pee" smell. Delicious with sole meunière!
— 4 months ago

Cédric Bouchard

Roses de Jeanne Côte de Val Vilaine Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne Pinot Noir 2018

Young? Yes! But why wait? Along came a sole meunière...... what a priceless combination. (Vintage 18 disg 20) For me blanc the noir does the trick! — 2 months ago

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Sasso di Sole

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Terrific, though very young, wine. Nose takes some airing to emerge. Then, rich dark cherry fruit, complemented with lots of warm sandstoney scents, cracked rocks, and exotic spice notes. In the mouth it’s tightly wound, but shows really good concentration and depth, with excellent acidity and (of course) lots of youthful, but fine-grained, tannin. Really good now, but will improve for at least 5 or more years. Rating is 9.3+. Really nice with Marchegiani pasticciata, an eye of the round that’s larded and then braised with vegetables, red wine, and tomatoes, then sliced and braised some more! — 3 months ago

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