Levante

Cimarossa

Rive di Cimarossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A
9.3

Opened a few bottles for some friends who are getting in to wine.

I’m a big fan of Cimarossa, especially after visiting back in 2018. Stunning property, people and wines.

This is Cimarossa’s blend of all vineyards. Definitely a bit more soft and approachable in its youth, though Cimarossa isn’t a producer that is normally pop and pour. Signature red clay is apparent here, with notes of red and black currant, espresso, and graphite. Gorgeous balance on the palate with sweet herb crusted black cherries, blackberries, cherry liqueur, sandalwood and fine grained tannins on the finish. As expected, this is a beautiful expression of Rian (dark soft fruits), Levante (bright tannic structure) and Ponente (savory soft fruits). I decanted this about 2hrs and it was delicious. Enjoy now.
— 7 months ago

Tom, Paul and 29 others liked this

Barbadillo

Arboledilla Levante Poniente Manzanilla en Rama Palomino

This bottle has been open in fridge door for 2 days.
N:Very saline, crystal sea water. old docks, but fresh. Not wet. Some oranges and a wee bit o vanilla.
P: Complex briny salt water. Tide pools,
Chewy but delicate. A powerhouse manzanilla from the west end of the bodega.
Delish.
Saca of 2019..Day 196, July 15.
— a year ago

Eddie, Neil and 4 others liked this

Cimarossa

Rian Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A
9.3

For my profile, I think I like Ponente first, followed by Rian, then Levante. Cimarossa is such an under the radar producer on Howell Mtn. The visit alone is worth a trip out!

If I tried this blind, I think I’d say this is valley floor fruit. I followed this over two days and it showed such ripe, fresh squeezed fruit in my glass…the fruit dominated everything (but don’t think that means it was flabby or too sweet). It didn’t show much Howell Mtn bite on the finish or the dark, rustic profile they normally sport. Dark blueberries and blackberries, black currant, mocha, licorice up front with a core of mixed berry pie. I often get a clay and herbal flair with these wines but not here. Primary. I’d hold another few years.
— a month ago

Jonathan, Ron and 24 others liked this

Rodriguez De Vera

Sopla Levante La Horca Field Blend

Natural wine from Spain. Big tropical fruit, some mild funk, dunno if this sees oak but getting vanilla, softness. Really good. Bliss Wine Imports SF. — 10 months ago

Turd, Senator and 1 other liked this

Podere Cipolla

Levante 90 Bianco dell' Emilia Frizzante Secco Malvasia Spergola

Perfect warm weather wine. Very fresh and zippy — 2 years ago

Il Monticello (Davide Neri)

Rupestro Liguria di Levante Rosso Red Blend 2017

Nicely done, rustic style Ligurian blend. — 6 months ago

Jason, Daniel and 6 others liked this

Cimarossa

Riva Di Levante Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Excellent cherry and light chocolate. Smooth tasty — 9 months ago

Lunae

Circus Golfo dei Poeti la Spezia IGT Red Blend 2012

Lvnae Circvs Liguria di Levante 2012: Aromatic. Fruity. Dry! Ripe red fruits. Herbs. Spice. Earth. A lovely & light Ligurian red blend perfect for a lunchtime meal! Great day to all! Cheers🍷 — 10 months ago

Carter, Trixie and 1 other liked this