San Giovanni

Panizzi

Folgóre San Gimignano Rosso Sangiovese 2010

Out of mgm. Beautifully aged, in a perfect stage of its lifecycle. Completely integrated, no sharp edges — 15 days ago

Keith, Timmer and 18 others liked this

Modern Times Beer

Critical Band Juicy Tropical IPA

Juicy, spicy, full-bodied. Overripe pineapple, Jamaican jerk spices. Another home run from Modern Times. — 9 days ago

Krystal Vento
with Krystal
Krystal, Ron and 9 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Estate Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Blend 2008

A. R.
9.4

Powerful stuff. Young. Too young. On the nose, spices, roses, cassis, graphite. In the mouth dark fruit, leather, teeth coating tannins, acid. Long finish. Excellent vintage. — 4 days ago

Ira, Josh and 1 other liked this

Giovanni Corino

Vigna Giachini Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Tasted double-blind. The wine presented as dark ruby but one could see through it (this should have been my clue; but I ignored that). On the nose, bright red fruits, some baking spices, some vanilla...tasted like it had seen French barrique. On the palate, there was a sweet attack with candied cherries and baking spices. Medium, long finish. Good balance. Firm but not punishing tannins. Good acid. I thought this was a 2015 Merlot-based, right bank Bordeaux from a good producer. I was completely out of sorts with this wine and to be honest, I can’t really blame myself since I rarely drink modern Barolo. I should have eliminated Bordeaux varietals based off the color alone which would have probably put me on a better track. Anyway, this bottle lacked a lot of the characteristics I crave in more traditional Barolo but was a good enough wine in its own right...just not to my tastes. — a month ago

Josh, Hermes and 7 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Monte Bello Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

A. R.
9.3

After drinking a few of these in a short period of time I’m getting more of the sense of the “Montebello” house style. This one is more restrained and slightly more austere than the 2010. On the nose, tobacco, cassis and earl grey tea. In the mouth, grippy tannins, dark fruit, black tea, acid. Long finish. Like all MB, needs time, but totally accessible now. Yum. — 9 days ago

Ira, Josh and 2 others liked this

Pecchenino

San Giuseppe Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Nice perfume of sweet cherries, pine resin, and nutmeg. Garnet color. Drying tannins but not grippy likely from young vines (15-17 years). Needs another 1-2 years, good to have two spares on hand. — 14 days ago

Lars, Guillermo and 2 others liked this

Modern Times Beer

Tycho Hazy IPA

Juicy. Complex. Psychedelic. An awesome IPA from a producer I’ve grown increasingly fond of. Clocking in at 6.8% ABV and 45 IBU, this IPA exudes notes of blueberries, honeydew melon, lychee, and grapes. — 11 days ago

Krystal Vento
with Krystal
Krystal, Eric and 15 others liked this

Azienda Agraria Lisini

San Biagio Toscana Sangiovese 2016

Delicious super Tuscan! Well worth the $15 price tag. Black cherry, plum, tobacco, and lavender on the palate. Yummy! — 4 days ago

Ron, David and 2 others liked this

Rhys Vineyards

Swan Terrace Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard 2008

First time I’ve ever tried a Rhys Pinot I felt was really ready—I guess the 10+ year mark is the way to go. Beautiful red and blue fruit, rose petal, dried herbs, campfire and soil tones, layered and nuanced — 6 days ago

Ira, Jae and 14 others liked this

Redwood Retreat

Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

I think once upon a time someone really cared about making this wine, though I have no idea who they were. Velvety milk chocolate covered blackberry. Tannins gone but fruit still hangin fresh. Some nice oak used at some point. — 2 days ago

Josh, Ericsson and 7 others liked this