Tuscany, Italy

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2015

Shay A
9.5

WNH event number two. Rhône varietal wines with TX BBQ...a match made in Heaven!

Another leftover bottle from last night’s Italian theme. Obviously super young, but in the name of research, it was fun to see how this tastes...this is a big and structured Tig. Almost bruising right now. Toes the line between underripe and herbal and fruit forward in style. There is mocha, fig, cocoa dusted bay leaf, and blackberries on the nose. Big on the palate with more dark cocoa shavings, a rich black cherry liqueur and a unique licorice and oregano finish. Give this some time before it becomes a knockout. Thanks for bringing
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Laith Alsayegh

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Love Tig.. 2015 was a great vintage! Have some ‘08 and ‘11 left!!
Hugh O'Riordan

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This is a Best Buy imho

Fattoria Petrolo

Galatrona Merlot 2007

Shay A
9.4

Night 1 of the Fall WNH event in San Antonio. What a killer start to the extended weekend, all courtesy to Shawn and Jennifer for hosting! Tonight was Italian wines.

Dominant Merlot. Great depth. Extracted blackberries on the nose with new saddle leather. Bloodied plum and muddled raspberries. This is a beautiful wine! Nice bottle
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This is a kick ass bottle/producer, I have older vintages of the same.

Montevertine

Pian del Ciampolo Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2015

Fucking gorgeous, such value too. ‘15s are crushing it in CC. Perfumed, elegant, texturally silky, loads of class. Very upfront, immediate, not necessarily a wine of length. Minerality and finely textured tannin drive the wine, classic cherry, violet, and herbal tones of Sangiovese. Just love this wine every time I have it. — 16 days ago

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Castello dei Rampolla

Sammarco Toscana SuperTuscan Blend 2010

Shay A
9.5

Night 1 of the Fall WNH event in San Antonio. What a killer start to the extended weekend, all courtesy to Shawn and Jennifer for hosting! Tonight was Italian wines.

This was my second contributed bottle. AG rates this 100pts. Just a few years from its prime drinking window! Red and black fruit medley. So ripe and earth driven. The entry and mid palate are bright fruit but the finish turns dark and tannic...strawberry tart & crushed potpourri. I would love to try this again in 5-7yrs!
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Looks like a great evening of wine!
Joseph Barsky

Joseph Barsky

Hope you all had some truffle dishes to go with all the great Italian wines!

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

Today I had the pleasure of having the 2011 Tenuta Dell' Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore. 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. A beautiful expression of the "Ornellaia" and you would never know that it is 7 years old, it seems a lot younger than that.

On the nose the black fruit is very prevalent with black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, licorice, menthol, herbs, chocolate, pencil shavings and dusty soil.

On the palate the dark fruit continues through with black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, licorice, violet, coffee, spice, smokey oak and rich soil.

A well balanced full bodied wine with medium + electric acidity and medium + mouth coating sandy tannins that leads to a long medicinal cherry finish. Have a great weekend and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
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Always special to drink Ornellaia, a real treat

Montevertine

Le Pergole Torte Sangiovese 2003

One of the most memorable expressions of Sangiovese I’ve ever had. Layers of tomato paste, fresh green tobacco leaf, and aged sweet balsamic vinegar. — 12 days ago

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Just an absolute classic in a great setting...
9.2

Sesti (Castello di Argiano)

Monteleccio Toscana IGT Sangiovese 2016

Top winery carried and imported by Kermit Lynch. This is their 3rd wine. Their Rosso is 40$. The Brunello 80$+. I bought this bottle for 20$. Then a case. This overdelivers! Might age a couple of years. Quite big and rich. Dusty tannins, Sangiovese fruit. Black cherries 🍒 what is not to like? — 7 days ago

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San Giusto a Rentennano

Percarlo Toscana Sangiovese 1997

Shay A
9.4

Night 1 of the Fall WNH event in San Antonio. What a killer start to the extended weekend, all courtesy to Shawn and Jennifer for hosting! Tonight was Italian wines.

Underripe heirloom tomato, charred raspberries and birch wood on the nose. Tastes so young on the palate...great acidity. It finishes with a spicy red fruit/black peppercorn note. Great bottle from
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Poderi Sanguineto I e II

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Sangiovese 2011

This wine disappeared rather quickly tonight. 93 without batting an eye, maybe 94. This wine pours a translucent red / violet. Nose of mint and herbal cherry. Entry is MUCH more rounded than expected. Sweet cherry cola and acidity building in the mid palate. Finishes with some bing cherry sweetness, some herb, hint of tart, hint of oak tannin but not much. Good weight without being overpowering, and went with rigatoni pasta quite well. I think this one has another 5 years before it starts to head down the hill. Nice bottle. — 5 days ago

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Canneto

Rosso di Montepulciano Sangiovese 2016

Really tough to find Total Wine Winery Directs that are good. Canneto is better than most in my opinion. This young Rosso is medium red, clear, and transparent. The nose initiates with fresh beets and it follows on the palate, alongside vegetables. Also a faint hint of petroleum. The finish has medium plus tannins. Good not great.

90 points
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