Santa Giulia

Paraschos

Orange One Tocai Friulano Blend

I wanted a bit more but this unfortunately froze in my now defunct wine fridge and some of the wine leaked pass the cork, a shame. All you expect from an amber, oxidized, nutty, savory, some caramelized peach. — 2 months ago

Josh, Neil and 4 others liked this

Vodopivec

Origine Vitovska 2009

Alder Yarrow
9.3

OG Vitovska, FTW. Beautifully autumnal with aromas of wet leaves poached pears and herbs. Gorgeous grippy tannins and deep mineral flavors of Ranier cherry and toasted orange peel. Bright Halloween pumpkin orange in color. — 21 days ago

Brian, Romain and 4 others liked this

Paul Lato

Matinee Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir 2011

David T
9.3

I do like this Polish immigrant’s craft.

The blend of fruits are a broad spectrum of, sour, candied and floral, ruby, mid & dark, red fruits, dark, smooth spice, cinnamon stick, floral heaven & flat out elegance. The blue fruits in Paul’s wines are incredible.

Photos of, two of his Southern California vineyards, Paul Lato at a Matter of Taste during our 40 minute chat & their concrete fermentation eggs.
— 8 days ago

Eric, Paul and 23 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Stanislao Radikon

"S" Slatnik Venezia Giulia Chardonnay Tocai Friulano 2014

Seville orange marmelade on the nose, as well as lemon zest, bruised apple and dried apricot. High acidity and tannins, really good food companion. — 13 days ago

Josh, Ira and 4 others liked this

Jermann

Vintage Tunina Venezia Giulia White Blend

Such a messed up and head scratching wine. Love it though! — 13 days ago

Ellie K
with Ellie
Brian, Michael and 10 others liked this

Vodopivec

Classica Vitovska 2014

2014 from Red Hen in DC. Beautiful. Smoky, dried fruit, caramel. Balanced. — 3 hours ago

Paul Lato

"Il Padrino" Bien Nacido Vineyard Syrah 2011

We had this right after the 2018 Strawberry Hills grenache. It was very good, but we thought the grenache was much better. Not sure if our palates were saturated, if the wine is in a bit of a dumb phase, or if it’s on the downslope, but this didn’t have the depth that I was expecting from this one. Still a terrific wine, though, so the streak continues of me never having a wine from Paul Lato that I have not enjoyed! — 6 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Jan, Eric and 7 others liked this

Mario Schiopetto

Podere dei Blumeri 2002

Jeremy Shanker
9.3

Complete surprise. Had no idea what to expect. Drank like great Amarone. — 8 days ago

Alex, Josh and 7 others liked this

Gravner

Bianco Breg Venezia Giulia White Blend

Drinking the 2009 in 2020. Excellent long lasting legs. Rose in color. Slightly dry bouquet, with hints of olive. Very smooth flavor, dry for a rose’. Light olive and truffle notes. Smooth finish. — 3 days ago

Cotiere

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2019

Not the Chardonnay,
Nice bottle for the 💰

Winemaker's Notes:"This unusual white Pinot Noir "Blanc de Noir" 2019 is 100% Pinot Noir from the famed “Grand Cru” level Sanford and Benedict Vineyard. The free run juice was separated off the sorting table and native-fermented separately in stainless barrels. Usually bottled as a Rosé, but due to ideal circumstances with the fruit arriving at the winery unusually cold due to very cool nights during the pick - no color was absorbed during that short time in the picking bins. Resulting in a beautifully complex white wine from Pinot Noir. Only 40 cases made."
— 7 days ago

Eric, Tom and 14 others liked this