Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2000

Popped and poured; consumed over three days. The first half of the bottle was enjoyed on Day 1 and the second half was enjoyed on Day 3. Best on day three when it freshened up and had time to stretch its legs. The 2000 Tignanello pours a deep garnet color with a slight orange-ish rim; slightly turbid with an opaque core. Medium+ viscosity with moderate staining of the tears. On the nose, deep ripe, black cherry fruit with leather, pipe tobacco, teriyaki, espresso, and earth. On the palate the fruit and non-fruit characteristics are confirmed. The wine is dry with medium+ tannin (which has all but integrated) and medium acid. Finish is medium+. A lovely 23 year old Tig that, remarkably, benefits from a good breather to get its best. Drink now with an extended decant but will continue to hold for at least another 5-10 years given good cellar conditions. — 9 days ago

Shay, Brian and 13 others liked this


Ca'Marcanda Promis Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2020

Living outside during kitchen remodel wine ✌️. Always a solid choice. I’ve never had an off vintage. — 13 days ago

Juan, Ron and 3 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Very dark berries with depth of flavour and silky tannins. Lovely wine — 21 hours ago

Lyle, Billy and 6 others liked this

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2018

Popped and poured. The 2018 Produttori del Barbaresco classico pours a garnet color with a transparent core; slightly orange around the rim. Medium+ viscosity with very light staining of a tears; no signs of sediment. On the nose, a mix of deep black and red fruits and wow…loads of tar. It’s bone dry, high tannin and medium+ acid. High alcohol. This is a tar bomb right now and the structure is absolutely monumental. The first time I drank the 2018 Nebbiolos from Piemonte, I thought they reminded me a lot of the 2010 vintage when it was young. And when I think about Produttori specifically, this bottle really reminds me of the way the 2010 drank around 5 years after vintage. Only time will tell if these follow a similar trajectory…but I suspect, yes. Drink now but expect a pile of tannin for at least the next 5-10 years and they should drink well for at least 20. — 8 days ago

Romain, LM and 14 others liked this


Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2018

This has been on my wishlist for a long time. Didn’t disappoint! What a fragrance. Beautiful wine. — 3 days ago

Tom, Daniel and 10 others liked this

Giuseppe Quintarelli

Valpolicella Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 2015

Dry cherry, some sweet pipe tobacco. Concentrated dark fruit on the palate, lots of sweet tannins, good acid and some florals show up at the end of the long finish. Solid but less wow factor than I expect from the pedigree. The freshness of primo fiore compares favorably — 5 days ago

Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Flaccianello della Pieve Colli Toscana Centrale Sangiovese 2005

Dark berry, plum fruits, savory, youthful with graphite & spice — 4 days ago

Billy, Severn and 8 others liked this

Arianna Occhipinti

Sicilia Il Frappato 2020

Funky but light and silky. Very light tannins, good fruit but super mellow. At Cocina Abierta in San Juan PR. 03/08/23 — 14 days ago

Jason, Ray and 14 others liked this

Tenuta San Guido

Guidalberto Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2020

Medium ruby color.
Aromas of black fruit, cassis, tomato leaf, black olive.
Dry. Flavors of black olive, tomato leaf, cassis, herbal. Savory and delicious! Firm, ripe tannins. Wonderful acidity.

Complexity: 5/5
Intensity: 4/5
Balance: 5/5
Finish: 4/5
— 22 days ago

Bob, Ray and 7 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Solaia Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

Boom. Always delivers. Drinking well - intense power but still elegant — 11 days ago

David Stein
with David