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Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2014

Sassicaia has never been to my liking, but it's probably because I've never drank it with enough age (the 06' which I had a couple of years ago was perhaps the oldest bottle). Nevertheless, it has always been a solid wine in my books and the 14' delivers in this vein. Quite red fruited on the nose, but it's all about blackcurrants on the palate, oak vanillin stood out for me here, green tones - sage and menthol comes to mind, quite silky texture. Air brought out some earthy salinity and some subtle spice notes - cinammon, anise. It's still a fruit bomb for me at this moment, but I think that's partly our fault for not giving it enough aeration.

Another bottle that was popped, poured, and blinded. Didn't do too well here - thought it was a Merlot with the red berry and plum notes, and it didn't quite sport the Cab pyrazine. Somehow thought it might have been New World. In hindsight, not sure why. 85% Cab Sauv, rest Cab Franc. Fermented in tank with indigenous yeasts. 11-15 days' vatting (longer than usual). Aged 24 months in French oak barriques (40% new).
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Langhe DOC Camilu Nebbiolo 2017

Complex and already enjoyable — 21 days ago

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Cuvée '61 Satèn Franciacorta Blend 2012

Lovely crisp bubbles with hint of citrus and gooseberry — 2 months ago

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Grappa di Sassicaia Jacopo Poli Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon

Super smooth and quite complex grappa from an obviously great producer using very interesting grapes. Aromatically quite pure. Nice. — a day ago

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Vigna Lazzairasco Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

We went to west LA Pastina Italian restaurant for dinner, I shared the wine with the boss, he love it so much, he kept the bottle trying to locate and purchase this wine! It’s really delicious. — a month ago

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Vigna S. Caterina Barbera d'Alba Barbera 2017

$24.99 dedalus 1.3.19
wine tasting with bb - guido porro barbera d’alba v.s. caterina serralungs d’alba. italia
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Gianetto Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Bright acidic dry with body — 2 months ago

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Vigna S. Caterina Barolo Nebbiolo 2006

Fresh and bright with red cherry and plum fruit accented with tar, floral and brown spice notes. Palate has lovely texture with nice fruit and round tannins. Lacking a touch of depth and complexity that I would have expected with the bottle age. While not profound, very pleased to have 6 more bottles. — 25 days ago

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Guidalberto Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2014

Lower elevation than sassicaia- more approachable young. 1-2yr old French barriques. Fresh, soft, rounded edges and soft tannins, good acid. — 12 days ago

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Le Difese Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Sangiovese

Pleasing, but not impressive. The ripe but fresh fruit profile is carried forward by a fine grained tannic structure and fresh acidity. Minor conplexity but lacks Some persitance and intensity. — a month ago