The 2017 Rosso dei Notri is a stunning value from Tua Rita. Dark cherry and plum fruit, chocolate, new leather and spice flesh out in a succulent, flamboyant Maremma red with soft curves and tons of sheer appeal. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2018) $20.00 — 8 days ago
Picture my speech bubble saying “is it okay to include this in an overview of cab around the world?” I mean barely this is only 40% Cabernet Sauvignon but regardless its verrrry tasty and balanced. And acidic and fruity yet earthy and it’s a Super Tuscan mostly the two cabs: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20 cab franc. Then 20 merlot and 20 petit Verdot. It’s the college student who joined every club but never got to be president of any of them. Well rounded and appealing. Distinctive not of any one thing exactly but so appealing and damn reliable. It gives you ripe cherries and red and black cassis, a whiff of the vanilla and spice of oak with a crunchy bite of oak. It’s balanced. It’s pleasurable. The more I drink cabs the more I think it is a ringleader than wants it’s cohorts to back it up. Good on its own? Sure thing it is substantial. But. Better than many of its blending partners and damn when it shares the spotlight...it is a star with back up dancers and a plan — 10 days ago
Sangiovese based with small amounts of Colorino, Merlot and Cabernet. Made with
traditional method called “Governo al Uso Toscano,” which induces a second fermentation adding a small amount of dried grapes. Ruby with aromas of ripe fruits with wafts of floral notes. Palate flavors of cherry and raspberry with a bit of sweet spice. Rich soft tannins, nice balance, medium finish ending with mineral character. Tasting Sample. — 2 days ago
Saturday and all the landscaping is done. Time to sit down, open some wine and kick my feet up. I have opened the 2015 Le Volte Dell' Ornellaia 67% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Sangiovese.
The nose is showing red fruits, cherry, strawberry, plum, red currants, rose petals, anise, green peppercorn, spice, brick and earth.
The palate is also showing the red fruit, tart cherry, tart strawberry, red currant, plum, spice, bell pepper, anise, anise and earthy notes.
This wine is medium to full bodied with medium + acidity and smooth round medium + tannins that lead to a long clean finish. A beautiful young wine that can age or drink now and a great QPR. Have a great holiday weekend, play hard and stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 17 days ago
This threw me for a loop. This is merlot based (not sure of the actual makeup) but there is definitely some other varietals making up a good part of this. A buddy brought this back to me after visiting wineries in the area.
As a 2011, I was surprised at how dark this was. Dark purple and ruby red in the glass. Had a stinky blue cheese/peppered note on the nose which was odd. Smelled just a tad hot. Blackberry and rubber too. At first, this was so incredibly tannic it was vying to take the enamel off your teeth. Very gripping up front with a Hollow middle and a tannic finish. After 1-2hrs (and with food), this showed a more rounded mid-palate of herbal black tea, tar, underripe blackberry and cherry. Tastes as though it’s a merlot blended with a young Nebbiolo. — 21 days ago
Drank 9/3/18. Great pairing with Rigatoni Bolognese, although this seems like it would pair with a wide mix of foods
Nose of red and black cherries, mixed with some plum and cocoa notes. Palate of juicy red cherry, raspberry. Some leather and cocoa powder. Excellent balance with medium, well integrated tannins. Juicy red fruits on the finish that lasts 30 seconds or so.
3/22/8/5/3 +50= 91 pts. — 15 days ago
My wife and I first tasted La Fortuna on our honeymoon in brunello.. misty colored watered memories of the way we were...tonight pizza and kids crazy but I digress. Think the pros are hard on this wine. Medium bodied and well balanced with red fruit with some mineral and that touch of leather. Fun wine — 4 days ago
Oh man. The massivity of brunello with the balance of San Lorenzo. Gods cherry syrup with cherry licorice on the nose. Spice that stings the nose. Intense as hell. Palate is sick. Just Uber powerful cherries with spice. As you swallow just this awesome sweet cherry licorice. So damned fresh even though it’s a massive wine. Still juicy. Loooooooooove 06 in Montalcino. Long as hell. Persistent. So good. Bought from Fass Selections. — 10 days ago