2007. Bottle 794 of 3,933. Followed up the 2007 Pagliaro after a quick decant. Sweeter, darker cherry flavors. Pure fruit in restrained oak. No funk… Tannins were very present, but smooth, and not as drying as the Pagliaro. No hint of the high abv. Like a combo of Pinot Noir and Grenache, which I love! — a month ago
Lemony and mellons. Wen well with mushroom pasta with white truffles butter. — 2 months ago
Ripe stone fruit touch green apple skinny contact some chew nothing too intense — 3 months ago
From the wine list of an Italian restaurant I wanted to go for a long time, I was thinking about the Quitarelli Valpolicella 2010, but settled on this. And the Somm recommended 16’ over the 12’.
A real beauty. The brightness and elegance from Sangiovese, the heartiness of Montepulciano, and the power and grip of Sangratino all seamlessly blend together.
Very happy with the selection. Extra point for pairing well with a wide range of dishes. — a month ago
Another outstanding bottle from Fongoli! Umbrian red, 60% Sangiovese 40% Montepulciano. Funky and delightful. — a month ago
2007. Bottle 3,914 of 14,100. Aromas burst from the bottle as soon as the was cork pulled. Funky tart cherry, leather, and a little smoke. I opened the bottle while the prime rib for our belated family Christmas dinner was finishing in the oven. We were mesmerized by the combination of flavors and couldn’t wait to have with our meal…but of course we kept sampling and were each down to a few ounces by the time the roast was resting, so I quick decanted the 2007 Cerrete to follow up! We all loved the funky and tannic Pagliaro with the roast beef and being able to compare these two fabulous wines back-to-back was a Christmas gift! — a month ago
Yum! With bucatini — 2 months ago