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Tua Rita

Rosso dei Notri SuperTuscan Blend 2016

Greg Ballington
9.1

Reminiscing about this amazing value Super Tuscan we had at Officina last week during restaurant week in DC.
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2016 Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri
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Maremma, Tuscany, Italy
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Restaurant week at Officina and a perfect wine for our three course meal. Thank you Natalie for the recommendation. Deep ruby red in appearance. Took some time to open up on the nose but showed layers of mocha, floral, touch of minerals, blue and black fruits and spices. Medium tannins (5.5/10) with balanced acidity and a medium plus body. Plush Merlot definitely comes through in the mid palate with black currants, black cherries, chocolate, espresso and a touch of earthiness. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2023.
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Crazy good wine for only $60.00 on a wine list. Made up of 50% Sangiovese with the remainder made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, making this a true Super Tuscan Blend. All the Sangiovese is aged in stainless steel while the rest are aged in barriques. This wine is from an area in the southern part of Tuscany called Maremma, more specifically Upper Maremma in the Colline Metallifare zone. Need to find some more of this IGT. Label is designed by Raffaele De Rosa.
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91 MD Points
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$ - Purchased off the wine list at Officina in DC for $60.00. Retail price is $17.99 at MacArthur’s Beverages.
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— 7 months ago

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James Cahill

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I’m a big officina fan!
Greg Ballington

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@James Cahill love than place, food is phenomenal. We need to grab drinks sometime soon!
James Cahill

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Absolutely, let’s do that.

Pujanza

Finca Valdepoleo Tempranillo 2011

MICHAEL COOPER
9.1

From a great #winery #bodega from #rioja comes a great example of the particularities and nuances that come with #singlesite #singlevineyard #wines tension, amplitude of fruit and fine tannins — 3 years ago

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Vinos del Viento

Garnacha

MICHAEL COOPER
9.2

50/50 #garnachapeluda and #garnacha machine harvested from 50+ year old vines that began as bush vines and that were later trained on clay and stony soil in the village of Aguarón in Cariñena. 1600 numbered bottles. @vinosdelviento means #wind #wines and it's due to the strong presence of the #Cierzo winds that blow in this region. Clear and bright medium ruby red, light stain, medium tears, medium viscosity, clean powerful aromas of ripe raspberry, strawberry and cranberry with herbal touches of fennel and tea and alcohol. No oak. Dry, medium tannin, medium plus acidity, high alcohol, medium body, round texture, well balanced with an almost candy like sensation of wild berries, medium complexity, long finish. Warm climate, can age for the next 3-5 years. I would have given it a 10 because it's my wine, but on a technical level it's a solid 9.2 — 3 years ago

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Cantina di Soave

Le Poesie Veneto Merlot 2016

Nos vamos al nor-este de Italia al Véneto, un IGT, este es un vino elaborado con uvas sembradas en las montañas alrededor de la ciudad, lo acompañamos con una tabla de quesos y charcutería, de color rojo intenso, bien equilibrado, redondo. De único plato nos sirvieron unos ñoquis con pomarola queso parmesano y aceite de oliva a discreción, excelente, saludos  #wine #vino #vinos#winelovers #wines #italianwines #pisco 
#merlot
— a year ago

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J.A. Jofré

Vinos Fríos del Año Petit Verdot Garnacha Rosado 2016

Todos los años tenemos una reunión con los amigos del barrio de San Antonio (Los Chapulines), vienen de Europa, Usa o Chile, justamente los de Chile nunca olvidan traerme un vino y se llevan un pisco, que se que lo disfrutan; ojo, Chile es un gran consumidor y nuestro primer comprador de pisco en el mundo.

Volviendo al rosado, lo acompañe con unas berenjenas al horno, queso a discreción, además un; (le llamo pate de berenjena), pero es un mousse de berenjena para untar, delicioso por donde se mire, buena combinación, saludos
#vinos #wines #winelovers #vino #rosado #vinorosado #pisco
— a year ago

Trivento

Reserve Mendoza Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

No soy muy aficionado a los Cabernet Sauvignon, siempre me han parecido muy cargados sobretodo en boca, pesados, será por eso que con carnes van muy bien, a mi más bien me gustan los vinos ligeros, frutados, especiados, muy sutiles en el paso por barricas, en fin… son gustos de cada quien, aunque debo decir que este vino en particular es más ligero, lo degustamos con parrilla de carne a discreción, no hay duda el Cabernet Sauvignon se luce y armoniza muy bien saludos #wine #wines #winelovers #piscopremium #piscosour #pisco #10añosdeamoralpisco — 2 years ago

Cloudy Bay

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

MICHAEL COOPER
8.9

I would have rated #cloudybay #sauvignonblanc #nzwine #nzwines higher because it's truly enjoyable, if it weren't for the price. Here in Spain it's 29€ that's #bonkers also I think it's one of those #wines where it's so intense, it's kind of difficult to pair — 3 years ago

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It's not that less expensive in the U.S. at around $25. I remember a day when Aussie wine were so inexpensive!
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Cloudy Bay on the dock but Sancerre in the kitchen. Retail $32 in my neck of the woods in rural Virginia.
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I agree with you @Bob Bryden

Principato

Provincia di Pavia Pinot Noir 2015

Siempre acompaño los vinos con la comida que me presentan, no suelo escoger un vino determinado creo más en probar de todo en explorar, acompañamos con un pastel de choclo y  ensalada de lechuga y tomate, muy bueno el Pinot Noir (además de la tierra de mi familia paterna Voghera Provincia di Pavia), elegante, equilibrado, aromas a frutos del campo, rojos y negros,  fresco, ligero, se deja tomar, ¡me encanto! Saludos  #wine #vino #vinos #winelovers #wines #italianwines #pisco — a year ago

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Moët & Chandon

Oscar Edition Impérial Brut Champagne

Really like sparkling wines, I had in the fridge to celebrate the new year a Lambrusco Grasparossa Di Castalvetro, but at the last moment my wife told me "we have to toast with a white sparkling wine, it's better for the universe...", so I looked for this Champagne, not disappointed in absolut, excellent blend of three grapes varieties Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier & Chardonnay, we pair it with strawberries, blueberries and table grapes. The Lambrusco will have to wait another special moment, Happy 2018 for all! #wine #wineslovers #pisco #10añosdeamoralpisco @aspercat1 @elpiscoesdlperu #wines — 2 years ago

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Cantine Due Palme

Don Cosimo Salento IGT Primitivo

Another italian wine... something I love of these kind of wines are there aromas, spicy, pepper, raspberry, cherry, plum, and in mouth they always repeat it, spicy, intense, fruity, balanced, we pair it on saturday night with sandwiches, a recipe of my own, here is: wholemeal bread, spread the inside with Dijon (white mustard), slice of peruvian country-style seasoned ham, we call it "jamon del pais", slice of cheese can be gouda or edam, that's it, enjoy it! wonderful wine. Saludos #pisco #winelovers #wine #wines #vino #vinos @elpiscoesdlperu — 2 years ago

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