Italy

Lunarossa

Quartara Giffoni Valle Piana Colli di Salerno Fiano 2014

Lyle Fass
9.4

This is sick. Nose is so so sick. Chestnut. Tree bark. Aged character. Leather. Floral and peach come after air. Complex and mineral. Deep, structured and so so so dry. Apricot peel. Nice finish. Amazing wine. — 12 days ago

Josh, Arden and 6 others liked this

Falesco

Marciliano Rosso Umbria Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2013

How do you say Bordeaux in Italian? A brooding dark purple with thin edges and a bright, fresh nose. The Franc shows it’s hand prominently here with some green bell pepper, moist earth, and smoke. Fresh red berries and dried herbs come to play, as well. This is an outrageously fun wine. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from Umbria? It may sound odd but it certainly works. This Superumbrian is full bodied and rich on the tongue with just the right amount of acidity. Plenty of oak on the palate but it’s well integrated because Italians know what they’re doing. Vanilla, chocolate, and red cherries are predominant, along with tobacco, mint, leather and lace. Go find this immediately and don’t worry too much about age, it’s brilliant. — 8 days ago

P, David and 3 others liked this

Paolo Bea

San Valentino Sangiovese Blend 2012

Bea & Nothingness? No nausea here, just funky & beautifully structured blend of Sangiovese, montepulciano d’abruzzo, & sagrantino. 3 hour decant. Fascinating nose of balsa wood, cherry, herbs, barnyard. Palate is a shapeshifter, White pepper, violet, cherry, acidic undergirding and a pummeling tannic finish. Drink now with a decant or hold for a decade or more. Believe the hype. — 4 days ago

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Jim Wagonfeld

Jim Wagonfeld

Dude, you are on a role.

Furlani

Alpino Sui Lieviti Vino Frizzante

YOOOOO. We opened a bar & bottle shop. Me and my boo @Christian Moses and my #1 homie @Matt Bowman who I actually met on @Delectable Wine and the best dude @Kyle Dixon If you’re in Austin, COME SEE US. 💛 — 12 days ago

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with Matt, Kyle and 1 other
Kyle, Paul and 10 others liked this
Sharon B

Sharon B

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Eric Brown

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⚡️⚡️⚡️ see u soon, abbracci!

Vecchio Marone

Edizion Privata Red Blend 2017

Very lush. Fruity front end but lots of complexity. A hint of vanilla and white pepper. Cherries. Finish has a minor harshness but then lingers with dark fruit. Seriously food friendly. Generally a fantastic wine for a great price. — 19 days ago

P, Ray and 2 others liked this

Terre di Talamo

'Percecco' Toscana Petit Verdot

100% Petit Verdot. Dark nose of ripe blackberry and violets. Full-bodied palate echoes the nose. Firm fine tannins and medium acidity. Quite the surprise from Tuscany where the “Supers” are often blends. Very approachable for this variety. A wonderful compliment to beef dishes and hard cheeses. Drink now through 2027. — 3 days ago

Ron, Tom and 2 others liked this

Cantine Maschio

Brut Prosecco

Doesn’t blow my mind, but it’s tasty and bubbly and dry with a nice fruitiness #birthdaybubbles #actualbirthdaytoday — 2 days ago

Cantina del Signore

Metodo Classico Millesimato Extra Brut Rose 2016

I should have known, but wow I'm really in love with sparkling Nebbiolo (Spanna) rosé!

Prior notes still apply:
Nose has cut yellow & red cherry, washed raspberries, freshly baked white bread, (light) white pepper and moist chalk.
Palate has chalky cherry, raspberry juice, medium acid and crusty bread on the very long finish.
— 19 days ago

P, Scott and 31 others liked this
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Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

Had an excellent and earthy langhe rosato yesterday. I need to sparkle them!
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Killer shiz

Franceschi

Mazzoni Piemonte DOC Barbera 2012

Lovely color. Ruby red to dark royal purple. Smells nice. Flowers (roses, bearded iris and tulips?). Flavors are juicy and dense. Woodsy with cedar and cherry bark. Bit of licorice. Plenty of pies. (Cherry, strawberry, rhubarb, even a strawberry-rhubarb perhaps). All that is wrapped in a velvety, elegant mouthfeel that lingers long with just the perfect amount of bittersweet. 8 years on this is fo sure ‘keeping it real’. This is a Barbera magnifico! — 3 days ago

Rhonely, Douglas and 1 other liked this

Emidio Pepe

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 1982

Definite browning,.. trending aroma notes of savory and herbal...still vibrant and alive. We ordered this wine with the best Italian cheese board I’ve had...amazing match with funky robiolo, gorganzola, and 7 year old pecorino. Mediam weight, bone-dry, with a one-minute finish. You either love mature wines or not... on this day history rings through and life is indeed, good! — 5 days ago

Mark, David and 3 others liked this
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Pepe is always a treat