Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy


Ograde Carso Bianco Vitovska Blend 2016

Very nice and interesting northern Italian orange wine. Gives an impression of sweetness of The nose, but that’s mostly the Malvasia speaking. Some nice grip on the palate - and a very medium impression throughout (in a good way). Very interesting and very good. — 19 hours ago

Borgo del Tiglio (Nicola Manferrari)

Collio Tocai Friulano 2016

Small white flowers and wet stone from snow melt. Soft and mellow, slightly nutty. It’s spring up in the high mountains. — 6 days ago

Marco Felluga

Russiz Superiore Collio Cabernet Franc 2017

My favorite of a recent lot of cab franc tasting. Will buy more. — 6 days ago

Borgo del Tiglio (Nicola Manferrari)

Collio Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Great juice. Round with nice weight. — 7 days ago

Vie di Romans

Vie di Romans Friuli Isonzo Chardonnay 2016

Very fresh Chardonnay, exotic fruits, great! — 3 days ago

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Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

Their Maurus (merlot) is also very good

Dario Prinčič

Friuli Pinot Grigio 2012

Skin contact means makes this an extraordinary, funky pinto grigio — 7 days ago

Terpin Franco (TERPIN)

Collio Sauvignon Blanc

Delicious and (beautiful) orange wine: Kumquat, yuzu, crayons, pandan, light turpentine. — 15 days ago

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Vie di Romans

Piere Sauvignon Rive Alte Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Might be best in class when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc. This was a wine that I held onto very intentionally for almost all of 2019. So it’s an appropriate choice to close out the year. Went to a very delicious — and pretentious — tasting of Vie Di Romans’ offerings at Houston Wine Merchant. (I mean, come on you bow-tied assholes, you’re drinking this shit for free.) The Barolo was superb, but at $125, out of my price range. Hadn’t had an SB from Italy before and it seemed dry as hell, not my preferred grape but I wanted to stick it to these d-bags who thought I was (in my assuredly homeless-chic outfit) not good enough for what was being poured. So I bought it, and I’ll admit when this hit the decanter tonight and that nose smacked me in the face and it just reeked of some $10 bullshit from New Zealand, I thought, oh no, what a prideful mistake this was. Instead, what a treat. Yes the nose is unmistakably S.B. but the fruit is all olfactory, this friend has the dry minerality of an A- white from Burgundy or Alsace. I guess what I’m saying is, may we all be less prideful in 2020. Cheers! — 25 days ago

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Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard

Hell yea!!!!
Brendan Devine

Brendan Devine

Review of the year!!!

Doro Princic

Collio Ribolla Gialla 2017

Solid RG from the Collio. Fragrant (surprisingly tropical, pineapple maybe?). Golden Apple, tangerine, chamomile, thyme, beeswax, limestoney goodness. Light/medium body. On the softer side. Pretty. — 17 days ago

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Rosso Pignacoluse Venezia Giulia Pignolo 2008


Great wine from a great producer. Brought this baby home from our trip there in 2014. — 21 days ago

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