Croatina

Le Piane

Maggiorina vino rosso 2018

Truncated notes because crazy dinner at my brother’s with 6 dogs and more humans and frantic attempts to remember to properly distance.


Loved this. Funky at first, then tons of earthy plummy fruit. Great with my brother’s homemade lasagna.
— 10 days ago

Rebecca Anne CasagrandeAngelo Casagrande
with Rebecca and Angelo
Severn, Jason and 20 others liked this

Podere Pradarolo

Velius Rosso Asciutto 2013

Delicious and subtle natty. Heavy juice 👃🏽, pepper and black currant 👅, and an even acidity through to keep me zippin’. Love to sip! — 9 days ago

Andrea Cardenas
with Andrea

Società Agricola NOAH

Coste della Sesia Croatina 2013

The Swiss Army knife my father gifted to me in 2002 on a trip to Niagara Falls has been a prized object in my life. From etching initials into tree bark to camping to building furniture to opening bottles of wine, this glorified knick knack has transcended that category for me and will always have its place on my desk wherever I may be.

Rich and creamy bouquet. Black pepper and vanilla and unusually, goat cheese.

Light in terms of tannins, but a medium to high acidity makes this stand out. Intense red cherries. Packs a punch berry fruit up front, the acidity rushes in at the midpoint and then ends with a slight, yet welcome, astringent note.
— 3 months ago

Eric, Eric and 21 others liked this

Tenuta Monolo

Riserva Bramaterra Nebbiolo Blend 2001

Really wish I had more of this. I’d say a good hour decant would do this justice. The sweet dried rose petals, ripe red cherry, prune, moist leaves, damp wood, mushroom, clove and cinnamon really comes out the longer it sits. Just gorgeous. An initial juicy acidity coats the palate, then rushes down the sides of the tongue. There’s a similar tasting profile to the nose, with more cherry skin and potpourri. Hmmmm — 3 months ago

Giorgí

Costarosa Sangue de Guida Dell'Oltrepò Pavese Red Blend

Only the Italians can make wine like this: bit o fizz and off-dry but impeccable balance & charm. Blackberry, plum & licorice, hint of sweet spice, delicate & delicious. Put a chill on this - and before you know it the bottle is gone! — 2 months ago

Ron, Bob and 3 others liked this

Colombera & Garella

Cascina Cottionano Coste della Sesia Rosso Nebbiolo Blend 2016

Matté
9.0

Lovely purity of berry compote along with an underlying ferrous, rusty nail type iron mineral character. With time in the glass there’s also some very attractive almond paste or pie crust notes, dried cranberry and yoghurt covered raisins.
In the mouth it’s incredibly approachable with fine grained tannins that are very well interpreted into the red currant and cranberry fruit. It’s refreshing, approachable and very food friendly as the acidity seems to be perfectly ripe in this vintage. Don’t think I’ve tasted a better vintage of this in the past 5 years or so. As with most Italians, food will elevate this. 👌🏽
— 2 months ago

Daniel P., Rickie and 2 others liked this

Cantine Buglioni

I'Imperfetto Valpolicella Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 2016

Juicy. Smoky. Meaty. Bitter. Dried red fruits. Licorice. So much going on for the price. Could use a year in bottle to settle a bit. — 3 months ago

Chris and David liked this