Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2011

Absolutely one of the best wine ever drunk! 😍
Sorry for the other, but in this case “Italian do it better” is so real! 🤩😉😍
— 15 days ago

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Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2020

Delectable Wine

There’s a mentholated freshness that keeps me coming back to the 2020 Valpolicella, as bright cherries, licorice and hints of smoke form its bouquet. It is soft-textured and pure, with red berries and minerals motivated by brisk acids. This leaves rosy florals and a gentle tug of tannin, making for a pleasantly dry finale. (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2022)
— 9 months ago


Silver Jubilee Vintage Port 1977

David T

Allen Brothers Lava Cakes/Soufflé & 1977 Port. Pinch me!

Whenever I have wine this old, I always ask the people I share it with, what were you doing in 1977?

The beautiful thing about really old Port is how it softens all the edges & the elevated ABV. Smooth as silk.

This was a 375ml and farther along than a 750ml. The color was more Tawny than Port at this point. Wine on the leaner side. The fruits were; Thompson raisins, dates, figs, prunes, and some dried blackberries. Caramel, molasses, melted brown sugar, Cognac & Brandy presence, subtle wood shaving, nuts, butterscotch, graham cracker, dark withering flowers with beautiful acidity. The long finish was; rich, polished, well balanced, smooth and persistent for minerals.

If we had gone out for this dinner, it would have been $2500 plus tip & it wouldn’t have been this good which, is why we choose to cook rather than go out.

Cheese Course $25 pp
Salad $18 pp
Allen Brothers 6oz Ribcap $85 pp
Carrots $9 pp
Crispy Potato Wedges $12 pp
Soufflé $20 pp
Launois "Veuve Clemence" Brut Blanc de Blancs N/V Champagne $150
Glass of 2017 Pierre Boisson Bourgogne Blanc $25 pp
2018 Enderle & Moll Pinot Rose $75
1967 Bertani Valpolicella Amarone $625
2003 Chateau Lascombes $325
1977 Dow Port 375ml $275
Glass of Ruinart N/V Rose $35 pp
$2591 plus tax and gratuity
7 Hour Dinner

Nor would the music & ambiance been as good.

Interesting exercise penciling it all out.

Photos of; the boats used to transport Port from Douro to Oporto called a “Barcas”, grape stomping in a Lagare and our Allen Brothers Lava Cake/Soufflé.
— 2 years ago

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You had a nice evening. Beautiful described 👍
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I chose not to do the math on many evenings...
In '77 I was soiling cloth diapers.


Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2009

Greg Ballington

Medium ruby red with garnet edges. Candied berries on the nose with rose petals and tar. Medium and sweet tannins (6/10) with a medium plus body. Lingers on the palate and caresses your mouth. Dark cherries, bitter chocolate and leather. Long finish. Drink till 2038. — 2 months ago

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Tenuta Novare

Bertani Signature Valpolicella Ripasso Corvina Blend 2016

Spicy, hint of plum, light. Paired nicely with our Chicken Parm dinner. — 2 years ago


Valpantena Amarone della Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2015

Got from new season about 55. For brightness.. not too thick on the tough. The first taste seems sweet but it went away. I really like it. Would definitely buy again — 3 years ago


Secco-Bertani Original Verona Corvina Blend 2015

@Ely Cohn pretty much read my mind with his notes. Moderate bricking on edges in glass - check, Dark cherry, raspberry nose, some cocoa and a touch of sous bois on the finish - check. The ultra-soft tannins were noticeable in their faintness. Lovely wine for the price which has aged nicely over seven years; likely near peak. #verona #corvina — 2 months ago

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Awesome!! Glad we agree 👍


Villa Novare Albion Veneto Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Still plenty of flavours and strenght — a year ago

Fazi Battaglia

San Sisto Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva 2016

From Bertani domains, this is an outstanding reserve verdicchio. Slight salinity reminded me of the love child of a Pessac white BORDEAUX and muscadet. Lovely lees aging and partial ml, an easy to drink food wine that still has a couple more years of effortless joy to offer.
— 3 years ago