Tuscany, Italy

Marchesi Mazzei

Codice V Toscano Vermentino

Vintage 2016 - shy smell, little nose with only hints of flowers. Citrus in taste, minerals, razorsharp wine. Fine with rissotto porcini. 20% vinified in amphora, 30% in tanks with grape skins, 50% in tanks. Good effort. The #vermentino vines come from Corsica. #tuscany — 8 days ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2005

Opened my last ‘05 about 6 months ago, had an opportunity to get another, couldn’t resist. Deep Ruby with concentrated ripe black fruits and floral spice aromas. On the palate rich blackberry, plum and tart raspberry, complex, good acidity, balance and depth with ultra-smooth tannins. The finish ended with an earthy and oaky character, very smooth, lingering. Wine is at its peak, find a bottle, get the corkscrew! You will not be disappointed. Enjoy! — 15 days ago

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Tenuta Sette Ponti

Oreno Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2013

Sette Ponti or "seven bridges," refers to the 7 bridges crossing the Arno River on the road from Arezzo to Florence. Blend of 60% merlot, 40% cab sauvignon and 10% petit verdot, aged 18 months in new French oak. Had this flagship wine sitting in my cellar. Beautiful fruit and spice aromas. Cherry and red plum flavors with tobacco and oak spice. Smooth and refined tannins, lingering ending with sweet earthy tones. Wow!! — 16 days ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Night cap for a nice Sunday! Beauty of the Coravin.

57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot.

This puppy has held on quite well! Incredibly vibrant and barely developed.

👃Dark chocolate, espresso bean, decay/compost, green peppercorn, smoked nutmeg, grilled meat

👅creme de casis, luxardo cherry, clove, chocolate truffle, sandlewood, green bell pepper, herbes de Provence - firm tannin structure well integrated, medium plus acidity, and an everlasting grip of a finish.

Showing some great things right now! If you have some, keep holding on (just open one for good measure) and get more if possible.
— 7 days ago

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...Always on point Matt! Great review.
Sean Herriott

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If you're willing to spend around a C-note for World Class wine, Toscana is a great place to hunt.

Santo Pietro

Perceptum Toscana Rosso Sangiovese Blend 2010

Shay A

Monthly wine group met up and had an Italian wine night at one of the local Italian BYOB spots. Really fantastic Italian wines were brought, as well as some random bottles that were outside the theme (but worthy of opening regardless of theme).

A nice break from the brunellos...hefty and flavor packed. Lots of blackberries, plums, rhubarb pie and I want to say some licorice? In its best drinking window now.
— 11 days ago

Mark FlesherColby SirattBenjamin Keator
with Mark, Colby and 3 others
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Podere Il Carnasciale

Carnasciale Toscana IGT Cabernet Franc 2012

Delicious wine. Blackberries, cherries, tobacco, grape juice. Lots of sediment, medium+ viscosity, some staining, medium- acid, medium tannins. Celebrating today with this wine and pizza from Delancey! — 12 days ago

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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Vigna di Pianrosso Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 1997


1997! A standout vintage for Brunello. Ciacci being one of my all time favorites. Quite opaque in the glass with a brown-brick rim. I'm at the 2 hour mark and it's still opening.

Lots of spice on the nose. White pepper, muddled aged cherries, fresh tobacco, and something in the Christmas tree family.

It's surprising how alive this wine tastes! Definitely cherry on the palate, acidity is now quite low, but tannins are still very firm. This baby isn't going anywhere!!! I have a couple of other '97s and now have no fear holding them a bit longer.

95+ points
— 5 days ago

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Cheers and you will be missed 🍷
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@Phil A Thank you for your love and support!

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Poggio alle Gazze Toscana Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Who could resist a white from Ornellaia? Not me. They said there’s some Viognier in here with the SB and that makes sense. The exotic fruit surrounded a core of citrus and white floral elements. Nice. — 6 days ago

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Tenuta Torciano

Bartolomeo Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2012

My son finally came home after eight days in the NICU. Everything is perfect. Especially this wine from our trip to Italy last Spring. What a day to celebrate! #tenutatorciano — 5 days ago

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@Daniel Wisner Daniel Congratulations to the three of you and all the best Cheers 🍷
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@Daniel Wisner Congratulations!

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Ornus Petit Manseng 2010

Winemakers dinner with Ornellaia. Yummy, just perfectly balanced, not too jammy/sweet. — 3 days ago

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Ted, Douglas and 4 others liked this
Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

@Severn Goodwin yes it was. In terms of rock 'n roll scoring quite high 😂