Montecarlo, Lucca

Tenuta di Valgiano

Palistorti di Valgiano Vermentino Blend 2021

Deep orange gold. Orange peel, earthy, floral and lactic “cheesy” aroma. Textured and long, with delicate tannins on the finish. — 4 months ago

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Lucky Well Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

@Joe Lucca was gracious to set up a virtual tasting for the Wine Nerd Herd with the team from Texture. It was a great evening. The 16 Lucky Well spent over two hours in the decanter-it needed more time. Tightly wound wine that need time to uncoil. Striking texturally with high acid and touches of oak on the finish. I found the almond paste and orchard fruit profiles very pleasing. I taste the attention to detail in this wine. — 4 years ago

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Tenuta di Valgiano

Colline Lucchesi Sangiovese Blend 2015

Blossoms with watery finish. Bold and good for summer!
— 10 months ago

Fattoria Di Fubbiano

Colline Lucchesi Vermentino

R Bl
8.9

Kesey, tangy, fruity, good acid. Amazing price ($13!) — 5 years ago

R Bl

R Bl

Leesy not kesey

Fuso G. (Gino Carmignani)

Theorema Super Tuscan Blend

This is the red wine Krupa had at the wine tasting in Lucca — 9 months ago

Clos des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Rhone Blend

Agosto 5, 2023 Paris: Damian, Lucca, Teo y yo — a year ago

Texturé

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Shay A
9.2

Virtual tasting with Texture Wines and winemaker Erich Bradley. Big thanks to @Joe Lucca for setting it up.

Anderson Valley fruit. A blend of Ferrington Vineyard and Deer Meadows. Somewhat surprising is that this is 100% destemmed. Based on how the Lucky Well chardonnay was so old world in style, I’d assume some whole cluster or stem inclusion, but based on vineyard location, they feel like the tannin can be easier to achieve and there is no need to increase.

I only gave this about a 30min bottle decant and while it was approachable, it was significantly better at the 3+hr mark. Initially, it was driven by a slightly syrupy/maple richness that seemed out of place. It dominated the other aspects (candied black cherries, potpourri, baking spices) but eventually yielded to a more lifted profile and added black pepper spice. Day two picked up where day one ended showing a more elegant and spice driven profile. I’d say this probably won’t get much better, but definitely give it some air.
— 4 years ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A : never had wines from Texture.
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@Bryan Kesting : I think the chard is up your alley. Very Ceritas like.
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Again agree Shay - prefect notes - this wine needs 2 hours after opening
9.3