Testa Rosso Estate Vineyard

De Fermo

Rosso Concrete 2019

Delectable Wine
9.0

A fresh and vibrant Montepulciano, the 2019 Rosso shows pretty violets, wild strawberries and wet stone. Soft and fleshy in feel, yet energized by brilliant acidity, the 2019 tapers off with a twang of minerality. Enjoy it with a slight chill for maximum effect. $25.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2021) — 8 days ago

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Cerbaiona

Vino Rosso Sangiovese

Cerbaiono Rosso VDT: Lush. Bold. Complex. Smooth. A bright & unique red blend of Sangiovese & Pinot Noir, showcasing layers of flavors: red fruits, herbs, tobacco & spice. Cheers to awesome wine & pizza goodness 🍕🍷 — 13 days ago

Severn, Mike and 1 other liked this

Giovanni Rosso

Cerretta Barolo Nebbiolo 2010

Opened about 30min before serving; consumed over a three hour period. A wine that seems to be mostly about aromatics at this point. Initially, the nose was bing cherry, alpine herbs, tar, wet river rocks…but that shifted after about an hour when fresh raspberries and chocolate covered citrus candies entered the mix. And then, after about 90 minutes of air, then…came the roses accompanied by watermelon Jolly Rancher™️. Really quite captivating!

On the palate, things were a bit more subdued: tart dark cherries, blackberries, tar and minerals were the most obvious…but I have found many 2010 Barolo’s remain pretty reticent, locked behind a giant wall of tannins and really, this is no exception. Lovely acidity. This finish is quite long and, notably, quite saline. While this is enjoyable now, I believe the best is yet to come. Drink now, with some patience, through 2035+?
— 19 days ago

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Testa Vineyards

100 Anni Mendocino County Old Vine Zinfandel 2015

Pepper as perfume is an odd thought but what if it were and you liked it?! So it is woth this wine. Also that fun mix of dried and fresh fruit Xin excels at. Good times at the old-vine corral! — a month ago

Daniel P., Matt and 11 others liked this

Donkey & Goat

Testa Vineyard Carignane 2016

Bright and luscious red fruit (cranberry & strawberry) and a lovely light effervescence. — 7 days ago

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Vendrame

Refosco Dal Peduncolo Rosso

2018 vintage. Very fresh and lively. Super fresh tart cherry, pomegranate, strawberry Jolly Rancher, watermelon, a little herbal/nettle thing, rooibos tea, hibiscus. Fun and fresh warm weather red. — 11 days ago

Peter, Laura and 1 other liked this

Ruth Lewandowski Wines

Boaz Testa Vineyard Carignan 2019

fruit forward and juicy as fuk, reminds me of a POM juice, super tannic at the same time. it's like a chuggable summer wine grew a beard — a month ago

Alex, LM and 7 others liked this

Paolo Bea

Rosso de Véo Umbria Rosso Sagrantino 2015

Lots of VA on the nose. Bold and intense with notes of dark cherry, herbs, and oak. Strong tannins smooth out pretty quickly. A streak of acidity makes for a well-balanced and nicely-structured wine. Purchased at Popina in Brooklyn, NY. — 3 days ago

Daniel, Eric and 3 others liked this

Le Piane

Maggiorina vino rosso 2019

Lots of spice on the nose. Earthy, with some spice, candy-like, black pepper. Good tannins, some pleasant sour notes. Really interesting and enjoyable. — a day ago

Dawn, Severn and 2 others liked this

Montevertine

Rosso di Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2017

Stern. Not quite ripe red cherry, rosehip, some black pepper and stemmy notes. Plenty of red fruit intensity. Totally mute nose. I opened this 10 years too soon I’m afraid. — a day ago

Tom, Tom and 18 others liked this
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

😕 yeah the entry ‘pian di ciampolo’ is the only one I’d open early. The 18 is lovely with a bit of air now.
Josh Morgenthau

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@Andrew Schirmer Good tip. I’m excited to see how this is on night 2. Will follow up with more notes.