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L'Antico Portofino Çimixà

8.837 ratings
8.710 pro ratings
Portofino, Genova, Liguria, Italy
Çimixà
Top Notes For
Remi Barrett

First club wine from High Treason wine bar SF. Erich said it smells like “the box you keep Xmas ornaments in” and he is NOT wrong.. 😹 a little metallic, piney, resinous on the nose, but it tastes clean and fresh with a light fruit component (lychee, lemon, tart apple)

First club wine from High Treason wine bar SF. Erich said it smells like “the box you keep Xmas ornaments in” and he is NOT wrong.. 😹 a little metallic, piney, resinous on the nose, but it tastes clean and fresh with a light fruit component (lychee, lemon, tart apple)

Oct 14th, 2019
Sassodoro

Nose & flavor of lychee, light lemon, & salty/chalky minerality. Refreshing acidity. Full bodied & yet delicate. Unusual grape.

Nose & flavor of lychee, light lemon, & salty/chalky minerality. Refreshing acidity. Full bodied & yet delicate. Unusual grape.

1 person found it helpfulMay 28th, 2017
Diana Eng

Italian grape Cimixa. Good acidity and minerality but rounder than Albariño or Sauv blanc. Great with seafood.

Italian grape Cimixa. Good acidity and minerality but rounder than Albariño or Sauv blanc. Great with seafood.

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2014
Matthew Plympton

Founder/Partner Revel Wine

8.8

Salty and pithy. Hints at fruit but more about rocks. Good length.

Salty and pithy. Hints at fruit but more about rocks. Good length.

Oct 3rd, 2015
Alex Alvärëz

Toes the line between being actually engaging and just another italian white. Satisfying weight, but pretty ho-hum aromatically.

Toes the line between being actually engaging and just another italian white. Satisfying weight, but pretty ho-hum aromatically.

Jan 14th, 2015
EatSommThings (Jimmy)

Coastal white with ripeness and minerality. Good structure and acidity. Great with food. Perfect with seafood but has enough body for heavier dishes.

Coastal white with ripeness and minerality. Good structure and acidity. Great with food. Perfect with seafood but has enough body for heavier dishes.

Dec 24th, 2014
Michael Hildbold

One of the more overrated producers based on all the hype. The 'Abissi' ocean-aged bubbly is completely overrated for the $100 price tag, and this wine was indistinguishable from hundreds of similar non-descript much less expensive italian whites.

One of the more overrated producers based on all the hype. The 'Abissi' ocean-aged bubbly is completely overrated for the $100 price tag, and this wine was indistinguishable from hundreds of similar non-descript much less expensive italian whites.

Sep 8th, 2014
Eduardo Bolaños

Sommelier Terroni Downtown LA

9.1

Perfect summer time wine!

Perfect summer time wine!

Jul 6th, 2014
Celia Erickson

Saline, served too warm, oxidized pear

Saline, served too warm, oxidized pear

Feb 5th, 2014
Andrew Crane

Lots of almond and pecan, but lingering bitterness.

Lots of almond and pecan, but lingering bitterness.

Aug 17th, 2018