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Millesimato Pas Dosé Chardonnay Pinot Nero 2012

This is fantastic. Distinctive Bosc pears, cider, passion fruit. Not leesy, but great with its age. Buy and share. — 12 days ago

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Bitter Liquer

It’s a good alternative to Campari — 4 months ago

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Aperitif Liqueur Vermouth 1867

Made an excellent spritz. A tad more bitter than Aperol. — 9 months ago

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For England Rosé Pas Dosé Pinot Noir

Bill R
9.2

No added sugar. Outstanding. — 3 years ago

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Solus Ad Barbera d'Asti Barbera 1997

Double magnum. — a month ago

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Barolo Nebbiolo 1967

Birth year wine number two, and this one is alive and well! 1967 Giuseppe Contratto Barolo. Another Wine Bid purchase.

I stood this up for about 3-4 weeks, but there wasn't much sediment. I did a 4-hour decant. In the last hour, I set the decanter in a slightly iced, water bath to bring it back down to the low 60s F.

Capsule and cork were nice and snug. I was surprised by the depth of color-- a fairly dark garnet to brick to orange to clear rim. See pics.

Nose: Leather, raisin, menthol, sweat, and subtle white pepper.

Palate: Medium bodied. Astonishing amount of well-ripe, dried red fruit on the attack, then a faint spearmint oddly enough, but not offering up too much more midway. But the leather seems to emerge. Acidity is still there, and the tannins are gum-drying. Alcohol feels a bit higher than posted. The finish lingers for while, a bit salty, then prunish.

I guess if I weren't enamored with the age and especially the year 1967, I would put this at about 91-92 points. But I will finalize at 92+. Looking forward to drinking more nebbiolo from this great year. Happy Labor Day 2020.

92+ points
— 7 months ago

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Cuvée Novecento Pas Dosé Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2010

7 years lees aging. Silky, satin mouthfeel. — a year ago

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Vermouth Rosso

NV. I think that the bianco is a little more interesting, but the rosso makes an excellent Negroni! Cheers! — 3 months ago

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Vermouth Bianco

My daughter is making French Onion Soup and the recipe calls for vermouth, so I told her I thought I had some in the cellar. I bought this bottle on clearance at a favorite wine shop a few years ago and didn’t get to it as soon as I hoped... I tried a glass to make sure it was still good and it is so much better than good. It is a little thicker and slightly sweeter than many white vermouth I’ve had with a moderately spicy/herbal finish. Should be great in the onion soup too! — 4 months ago

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Alberta Barbaresco 1999

Perhaps not as strong as the 2000 which I had recently. An easy glide into its 20th year, just developing tertiary elements. Love the staying power of Nebbiolo. — 10 months ago

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