Italy

Tropical

Passion Fruit Moscato

The mango variety of Tropical Moscato is made from 88% Moscato grapes, 10% mango pulp and 2% passion fruit pulp, while the passion fruit is 95% grapes. There is now also a strawberry version, which I did not sample.

Both are sweet and fruity on the nose, with a strong floral sense. They’re sweet on the palate, too, and low in alcohol at just 5.5% abv. The passion fruit bottle shows a nose that’s a bit earthier. Honestly, I knew which was which and I couldn’t really tell the difference. Both are sweet and simple and don’t require much in the way of thought. I’m guessing they’ll be best served quite chilled, outdoors, on a hot summer day. They probably make a good base for a summery cocktail or two, with some gin or vodka in the mix.
— a month ago

P, David and 2 others liked this

Tenuta Monolo

Riserva Bramaterra Nebbiolo Blend 1997

Old Italian queen. Hazelnut, dried red fruit, layered. Tannins fully resolved and minimal intensity. Acid high. Great aged food wine. Not for everyone but I quite enjoyed. High ABV, was masked though. — 11 days ago

Ira and Jonathan liked this

Giuseppe Quintarelli

Secco Ca'del Merlo Veneto Garganega Blend 2017

My first meeting with the Maestro del Veneto. Crystal clear expressive field blend of aromatic orchard fruits and white flowers. No bulges whatsoever.

Sublime weighty texture. Bitter almond, yellow apple, and sweet grapefruit. Beauty in balance.
— 5 days ago

Alex, Dawn and 14 others liked this

Gran Conti

Sangiovese

A very good wine and not just for the price. It was super smooth and full of flavor. I liked that it was fruity and full of flavored and didn't over power the meal it was paired with. A very nice find. Highly recommend it. — 3 days ago

Caiarossa

Super Tuscan Blend 2010

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Nice nose of red currants, cherries, blueberries, vanilla, licorice, oak, cloves, spices, dark chocolates, wet leaves, earth, leather, light vinaigrette and peppercorn.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with dark cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco leaf, spices, wood, vanilla, vegetables, vinaigrette, bitter herbs, forest floor, river rocks, leather, pencil lead, peppercorn and earth.

Long tangy finish with grippy tannins and tart cherries.

This is a nice surprise. This 9 year old Tuscan is still young and austere. Needs 5 years to mature properly.

Needs 2 hours to open up properly and show the big tannins.

Still unbalanced, but already enjoyable and better with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

Wine Enthusiasts 92 points.

A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Alicante.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$70.
— 14 days ago

Alex, Keith and 17 others liked this

Cervini Andrea

Vino Del Poggio Vino Bianco

lol @ me drinking an $18 glass of this. good thing it's worth it.
Honey, berries. This color is sooo beaut
— 2 days ago

Azienda Agricola Tintero

Rosato

Nariz: piedra mojada, fresa, cereza

Boca: seco, Acidez M+, Alcohol M-. Levemente efervescente.

Sencillo, crujiente y muy refrescante. Muy bueno para el verano y por precio.
— 3 days ago

Azienda Agricola Valentini

Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2013

It smashed away all the rivals at least by miles
It definitely occupies a sweet spot with me, but onestly the liveliness, vibrancy, enjoyment and, least but not last at all, the lenght of the aftertaste together with its cleanness they justify its reputation and fullfil anyone expectation
Young still
5th meeting on Burgundy
— 2 days ago

Claudio VaraniMauro GabrieleStefano D Papagna
with Claudio, Mauro and 2 others
Mauro, Chris and 13 others liked this

Dominio Los Pinos

Ca'ls Pins Red Blend

Musty raspberry leather rose smell, great magenta color, dark but color is ripe, taste is rustic but balanced with a good central balance and creative flares that mix berries but not jam and wood with old mustiness but still slightly fresh and juicy (not sweet) that has thickness like a syrup but almost sweetness disguised in acid and some tannin — 14 days ago

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2014

1+hr decant. Definitely drinking young. Dark purple color. Nice mix of Bordeaux and Napa. Seems higher in OH than 13.5%. Nice deep cherry fruit with hints of smoke. Strangely I think it got worse with air. This was better than expected. — 5 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
David, Ron and 3 others liked this