Marche, Italy

Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Flaccianello della Pieve Colli Toscana Centrale Sangiovese 2019

Served to me by Giovanni Manetti but you didn’t hear that from me—he’s president of the Chianti Classico Consortium but DAMN this is good wine and he’s tilting at changes in the region to ever improve all the wines. I couldn’t NOT mention this tho, thrilling just to smell, savory and richly fruited, and complex beyond…cherry cordial, mint, chocolate, blackberries, cheerful and serious all at once. Splendid and beyond. — 18 days ago

Daniel P., Bob and 13 others liked this

G.D. Vajra

Albe Barolo Nebbiolo 2018

Lyle Fass

Very solid. 18 yet again fails to be as bad as critics want it to be. Had to order this because of a corked 2017 Podere Forte Melo which stung but is all in the game. — 13 days ago

Ericsson, Ely and 17 others liked this

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Blend 2019

[My notes for Etna Rosso (not Rosato)] Bright pale ruby. Strawberry gummy bear, bubble gum, rhubarb, red currant, cranberry and blueberry jam, heirloom tomato, strawberry creamsicle, white pepper, pomegranate, flinty minerality, smoke and ashes, fresh jasmine, black tea leaves, high acidity, medium/medium+ diffuse tannins. — 18 days ago

Josh, Ira and 16 others liked this

Arianna Occhipinti

Sicilia Il Frappato 2020

Always a joy to drink for youthful vibrant fruit, floral tones and acidity although this will hold a long time — 14 days ago

Ira, Deborah and 8 others liked this

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2006

Drinking well with some age showing lots of cherry, licorice spice, rose petal, earth & tobacco notes. — 4 days ago

Eric, Eric and 10 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Solaia Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005

Just stunning wine. Took a while to open but the wine had great flavor depth. This wine can hold up for a long while yet — 8 days ago

Giacomo Conterno

Riserva Monfortino Barolo Nebbiolo 1952

Settled and pretty. Tell tale Barolo notes of tar and wood. Roses and faded plum with done dried herbs and a hint of dried orange. Balanced and transparent. Long. Very good. — 16 days ago

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with Matt and Paul
Jan, Bob and 7 others liked this

Emidio Pepe

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014

Rustic. Bretty, but appropriate. Black cherry, plum, crunchy dry fall leaves, balsamic, old leather, barnyard. — 8 days ago

Austin, Josh and 17 others liked this

Tenuta Il Poggione

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010

Smoke, oak, brown spices, coffee grounds, orange peel, dark fruit.
Very, very good indeed, but not extraordinary on my abacus.
— 4 days ago

Bart, Sander and 8 others liked this


Ca'Marcanda Promis Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2019

Amazing super Tuscan delicious — 11 days ago

Paul, Jamie and 8 others liked this
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

On our list by the glass under Coravin