Allspice (and literally all spice) on the attack. Apricot, bruised apple and floral on the mid palate; silty clay and olive brine on the finish. To be honest, the tannins + alcohol (14.5%) this vintage are a bit strong for me—especially without food, but excellent with garlicky /anchovy pasta (night 1) and cinnamony / gingery daal (night 1). As you can from by the familiar label, these guys are acolytes of Paolo Bea. — 12 days ago
Lovely bouquets of cedar, balsamic and dry mushroom commingle with red cherry, ripe blackberry, peppery spices,, and hint of lilac. The palate is a bit more savory than the nose suggests. Fresh acidity and authoritative grainy tannins.
This shows better than I expected from a coop, thanks to the great 13’ vintage. Have the structure to age for another 5 years at least. — 12 days ago
Cheap and cheery. Crisp and fresh. Perfect balmy Thursday night refreshment. — an hour ago
Intense spiced berry, black licorice and peppery florals emerge from the 2017 Terre di San Leonardo. Silky with depths of fruit accelerated by brisk acids, the 2017 leaves the palate reeling, with its spry, lightly structured personality. This young-vine Bordeaux blend is an amazing value. $22.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, January 2022) — 17 days ago
Delicious, crisp fruit with a gerber baby food smell and vanilla pudding note, the best sparkling rose I’ve ever had — 6 days ago