Daily Archives: October 7, 2008

Good company

De Conciliis, Paestum IGT Donnaluna, Aglianico 2004 There’s a sense of cola and black fruits and this grape’s tannic grip, on the astringent side of the road. I really tried to give this wine a fair shake but it just … Continue reading

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Blending in Puglia

Tormaresca, Puglia IGT, Neprica 2007 The grapes are 40% Negroamaro, 30% Primitivo, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Estate grown and bottled in Minervino Murge 13.5% $9.99 at Traverso’s Tormaresca Torreguaceto, Vino Rosso da Tavola 2003 Bottled by Racemi in Manduria 13% $19.95 … Continue reading

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Atop Napa

Storybook Mountain Vineyards, Napa Valley, Eastern Exposures, Estate, Zinfandel 2005 This is not a wimpy Zin for the structure is there to accentuate the fruit. The grapes for this wine are a selection of mountain grown fruit on the property. … Continue reading

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Yet another Muscat

Maculan, Veneto Moscato IGT, Dindarello 2006 There’s the sweet smells of orange blossom and ginger and a thick while vibrantly fruity palate – delicious. The grapes are all Muscat from the Dindarello Vineyard in Breganze. The grapes are dried for … Continue reading

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Mastroberardino, Greco di Tufo DOCG, Nova Serra 2006 There’s a nice toasty character in the nose . In the mouth there’s a nuttiness along with lemon peel and lemony acidity. This wine offers complexity without being clunky. 100% Greco grown … Continue reading

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Silver in Santa Rosa

Ray D’Argenzio continues making great wine from his location just across the highway from the Santa Rosa Junior College. He’s in the second year of his Amarone project, drying grapes from the ’08 harvest. Breanna, back from a year of … Continue reading

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