Lucchesi, Lucca

Fattoria Di Fubbiano

First Love Tempranillo Blend

R Bl
9.0

Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon blend (NOT Tempranillo!) Delicious and drinking beautifully at 8 yrs old. Still has years left. — 14 days ago

Mitolo

G.A.M. McLaren Vale Shiraz 2004

Shay A
9.3

My bottle of choice for the WNH virtual tasting (@David L , @Shawn R , @Eric LaMasters , @Joe Lucca , @Mike R , @Bill Bender , @Carl Fischer ) with a theme of 10yrs or older, chosen by Eric.

A beautiful bottle of aged Shiraz from a lovely producer. Double decanted in the event there was sediment but there was hardly any (cork was pristine as well). Where some Aussie Shiraz can come across boozy and out of sync, this is a great restrained example. Followed over a few hours and the aromatics didn’t change much...mostly raspberry fig, baking spices, tobacco and smoked meats accompanied by a touch of age. The palate was a reality check...totally youthful. Vibrant and juicy. Tart strawberries, rhubarb and black cherries. Fleshy. Gained some weight as it opened showing liqueur, boysenberries, licorice and overripe mixed dark fruits. Beautiful example of aged Aussie Shiraz. Not getting any better, but not falling off a cliff any time soon. Kudos to the man, myth and legend, Bill B.
— 2 months ago

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joe leatherwood

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‘03 vintage of this wine was my fav, very underrated producer.
Shay A

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@Hugh O'Riordan : It was fantastic.

@joe leatherwood : This was my first GAM. Similar to the Reiver Shiraz from Mitolo you gave me a few months back, with a bit more acidity and youthfulness. Delicious. I need to try more from Mitolo!
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I discovered Milito about 2 years ago in nyc. It was on sale . Really good stuff. I buy it when I see it. Sometimes too expensive and sometimes on sale,

Jean-Louis Chavy

Les Folatières Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Ron R
9.5

When you’re in the smoke (London), white burgs are front and center. @David L, @Bill Bender, @Shay A, @Mike R, @Joe Lucca, @Carl Fischer, @Eric LaMasters, and @Shawn R would wet their pants over this. Killer expression of burg. Regal, pristine and focused. Extends and expands on the palate. Head-spinning presentation - Chelsea, London. — 3 months ago

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Ryan Vento

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A good ol’ pant wetter

Colline Lucchesi Calafata

Majulina Red Blend

Wonderful unruly and spicy, but lightly flattering and later somewhat creamy. Makes you dream sitting in Tuscan vineyards in evening sun. 700 Celsius grilled Flank steak of “werdenfelser weiderind” - violett asparagus in rosemary butter - “Haferwurz”, hazelnut oil - bob dylan on vinyl, make wine not war- a perfect wine now — a month ago

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Kongsgaard

The Judge Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016

Mike R
9.5

Smiles beyond belief
Everyone should do a virtual wine tasting with the
@David L @Ron R @Shay A @Eric LaMasters @Bill Bender @joe lucca @Carl Fischer @shawn rose and me

We just did one and so much fun
My first wine of the the night was the 2016 Kongsguard the judge - off the hook good - a little early but so damn good
— 2 months ago

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with Joe, Ron and 3 others
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Sharon B

Sharon B

How fun!!
Ron R

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Thanks so much for hosting us, Mikey. Very innovative and loads of fun!!!
Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

When's the next?

Greer

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Zoom tasting with a 2014 Napa theme with the WNH @Shay A @Mike R @Eric LaMasters @Ron R @David L @Shawn R @Carl Fischer @Joe Lucca...on 3/22...this event was non stop laughs and went a good 3 hours. Such good times. The Greer was drinking phenomenally in its youth. Gripping tannins give way to an ethereal core of black cherry, cedar and dark chocolate. It’s as close to Scarecrow in profile as any wine I’ve had. This will only get better. — 2 months ago

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P A

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@Bill Bender Bill stay safe and healthy down there.
Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson

Looks like a great time!🍷
Mo Salem

Mo Salem

Nice

Bodega Contador

Predicador Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2016

Abril 19, 2020 San Luis Potosí, Depa: papá, Lucca, Teo y yo...tarde de Domingo — a month ago

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Domaine Bruno Clair

Les Véroilles Chambolle-Musigny Pinot Noir 2014

Shay A
9.1

Week 4 of our virtual tastings, this week’s theme being burgundy chosen by Joe, ideally from Chambolle-Musigny or Vosne-Romanee. Always good for some laughs and lots of knowledge being dropped! @Mike R
@Ron R @David L @Joe Lucca @Shawn R @Bill Bender @Eric LaMasters @Carl Fischer

A village level wine from a reputable producer in a solid vintage. Upon opening, I put this straight in to the decanter with a goal of two hours. I had a small sip at the beginning and realized it would need every bit of those two hours, and likely more. Extremely coiled, herbal and thin. At the two hour mark, fleshy black cherry skin, potpourri and tart red fruits started to appear aromatically. Once this hit the four hour mark, it gained heft (still retaining good acidity) with forest floor, a touch of iron, and added some spice and black peppercorn toward the finish. Evolved continuously throughout the evening. Definitely youthful, so if opening now, I’d give this 4+hrs to reveal itself appropriately.

Edit: tried another glass the day after and it stayed in line with how it was at the 4hr decanting mark, with a slightly more pronounced truffled mushroom note.
— 2 months ago

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Rob Brobst III

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@Shay A time to include a couple sunshine boys into the virtual tasting!!!
David L

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Always a great time!
Ron R

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Yep, stellar. Loved it!!!

Three Wine Company

Lucchesi Vineyard Carignane 2013

Lucious filled with berry flavors. Dense and wonderful — 3 months ago

Fattoria Di Fubbiano

Colline Lucchesi Vermentino 2012

NYE wine with bottarga/bucatini. 2012 amber colour, great acidity, honeyed, saline. Fabulous. 🍾⚡️❤️ — 5 months ago

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