Italy

Bartenura

Limited Edition Semi-Sec Sparkling White Blend

This Italian sparkler is basically an even sweeter Prosecco than Prosecco. The nose offers pretty, white flowers and ripe, yellow peaches. On the palate, stone fruit holds court in a low alcohol - 10% abv - context, with easy acidity and quickly dissipating bubbles. It's a summer sipper, and a good one at that. — 8 days ago

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Montevertine

Le Pergole Torte Sangiovese 2014

My first try of this wine was the 2015 vintage & I loved it but I’ve not found many 2014 from Italy that I’ve liked as many are weak, so @ £127 I was torn on hold or try & yes I’m so weak to 🤣 I prefer this to the Sassicaia 14 but still I’d pay for the 2015 at this price as it feels expensive for what it is or could be 😉 But hey I love their labels 😍

📍 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte 2014

🏵 93 points w/ maybe a little improvement but not as complex as the 2015 which I gave 97-98 points @ £135 - I know which I’d buy as a long term treat 😉

🍇 100% Sangiovese

🍷 Clear rich ruby

👃 Soft oak & minty fresh cedar tones through dark cherry & sweet plum w/ blackberry, earth, rock minerals, red potpourri & spiced herby hints

👄 Med body of smooth red cherry, soft dark plum & light blackberry tones in dry minerals w/ raspberry, pomegranate & red berry oozing through

🎯 Med dry mineral infused red fruit wallop w/ a cherry, raspberry & pomegranate linger
— 9 days ago

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@Chris England Chris it’s good to have you back Cheers 🍷
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Camarda

Terre Siciliane Nerelo Mascalese 2016

Don’t let the light red color & initial pour fool you- this is Volcano terroir, so builds up intensity & flavor as evolves. I never tire of Etna, even the duds interest me. This isn’t one of them. Medium body light, pure sunshine lava style. Remarkably—pure. Savio Soares importer who else — 8 days ago

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Azienda Agricola Denavolo

Dinavolino Vino Bianco 2016

Skin contact between 4-6 months of Malvasia, Marsanne and local grapes to Emilia Romagna which are unnamed. Briny, cider-y nose. The palate on this wine shows excellent complexity. Some light hazelnut and citrus give way to apricot notes. This changes with air and really changes with food. We drank this with Thai which was on the spicy side and I can honestly say that it was one of the most remarkable food & wine pairings I’ve ever had. This truly blew my mind. What also blows my mind is the fact that this was left unreleased all these years. Marvin Gaye’s talent has lived on through his music all these years and this “new” album just adds another layer to that catalogue. Great stuff all around here. — 15 days ago

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Shawn Thompson

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Sounds like a perfect night! Loved the review.
Sarah O'Kelley

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Wow I had this wine many moons ago & also loved it!

Foss Marai

Roös Brut Sparkling Rosé Blend

Ken Z
8.9

Drank 4/29/29. Decent pairing with veggie frittata courtesy of Wine Spectator, but actually preferred the pairing with the whipped ricotta spread I served on the side.

Nose of strawberry, and cranberry. Nicely balanced red fruit with under ripe strawberry, cherry, mineral, medium effervescence, and just a hint of sweetness on the palate. Medium finish. A nice sparkling rose, providing a lower cost alternative to many French sparklers. A crowd pleaser.

3/22/7/4/3 +50=89 pts.
— 22 days ago

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San Giusto a Rentennano

Percarlo Toscana Sangiovese 2008

Drank the 97 twice this past year, thought having a baby would be fun to compare. Bottom line is this wine needs an abundant amount of time. Despite the tannins being crunchy, other elements are in place. Give it another 15 years. — 2 days ago

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Fulvio Piccinino

Aero Aperitivo N. 1

Amaro from Piemonte / numbered bottles this is 0048 from lot 1201 / from Allesandria — 3 days ago

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Altaneve

Rosé Blend

A pleasant blend of 70% Pinot Nero and 30% Glera with 6 months of fining. Fresh fragrant fruit aromas with slight mousse and bubble flow. On the palate stone and berry fruit flavors on dryer crisp side, good balance between fruit and crispness. (I prefer a dry Prosecco) ending clean and elegant. Pricey but a nice Prosecco, one of the best I have tasted. Tasting Sample. — 7 days ago

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Azienda Agricola Ausonia

Apollo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2016

Dark, powerful wine. Blackberry & cracked pepper with chalky tannins just played perfectly with grillled Tri tip. This showed some great earthy notes as it opened up. Thoroughly enjoyed this wine. Paired up with what should be a country rock classic, The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark. Ex-Byrd Gene Clark had a better run after he left the band & this is one of his highlights. — 6 days ago

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Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Fontalloro Toscana Sangiovese 2013

Upgrade to 9.2 after one year. Gigantic evolution between uncorking and pouring the last drop (+/- 5 hours). Everything is getting clear. So probably in one year just perfect. And guess what: as always it will be my last bottle...🤦‍♂️ — 3 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice bottle, still have this exact in the cellar.
Anthony De Blasi

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@Severn Goodwin go for it, it has entered it's drinking window