Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc & Merlot blend. Beautiful smell, fully mature with already sweet elements appearing. Slight bitterness on the back palate and finish that only increased upon aeration instead of getting better and mellowing out. Drink now. — 5 days ago
2001 I Sodi Di S. Noccolo. Castellare Di Castellare
Since I tried their seductive 2006 vintage, I’ve been looking for other vintages. Finally, I got to try their 2001. This was not as memorable as their 2006, it still brought me back the memory of the wine. Garnet color. Dark fruits with leather and spices.
2006年があまりにも印象に残っていて、他のビンテージを探していたところ2001年を入手。あの時の感動の再来を願って試しました。2006年ほどの感動はありませんでしたが、レザーやスパイスの香り、熟成したフルーツ感も十分感じられるワインでした。 — 2 days ago
Given my personal strong preference for nebbiolo, it’s quite rare to have a chianti. Even though this is 15% on the label, it doesn’t quite taste it - managed to stay quite balanced. Definitely recommend a 30+ minute decant for this one. Lots of red spicy fruit on the nose and palate, medium bodied, medium tannins, medium acid but with a good refreshing finish. Great with some tagliatelle Bolognese. — 5 days ago
Ruby red with a light-medium body and smooth on the palate. Red fruits dominate with persistent but not overpowering tannins. Overall a nice young wine from one of my favorite lesser-known DOCG's. It's nearly unrecognizable when compared with it's richer and more complex Riserva counterpart. Good to drink now or hold for a few years. — 5 days ago
Bea & Nothingness? No nausea here, just funky & beautifully structured blend of Sangiovese, montepulciano d’abruzzo, & sagrantino. 3 hour decant. Fascinating nose of balsa wood, cherry, herbs, barnyard. Palate is a shapeshifter, White pepper, violet, cherry, acidic undergirding and a pummeling tannic finish. Drink now with a decant or hold for a decade or more. Believe the hype. — 3 days ago
90-91 Rated by Wine Spectator (I think... Wine something ortheother). I almost agree...this is the most reliable, consistently good, very tasty red wine out there. As usual smooth drinking, medium bodied but still flavorful balanced Chianti blend from the Antonori family...4 or 5 centuries of winemaking. Buy again and again for nights in need of Italian Vino that keeps nicely...red wine good for and with anything, any occasion. Price fools people, great value. — 16 days ago