Daily Archives: July 22, 2009

Masi Amarone Costasera 2005

Masi, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC, Costasera 2005 Dried fruits spring to mind when you smell this wine, raisins, dried cranberries and a sprinkling of brown spices. In the mouth, the wine is quite elegant, lighting up every part of … Continue reading

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Allegrini Valpolicella and Palazzo Della Torre

Allegrini, Valpolicella DOC 2007 This wine has been consistently refreshingly full of acidity. This vintage smells of cherries and the forest floor. The earthy note carries over in the mouth with tart acidity and a bit of grip. 60% Corvina, … Continue reading

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Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia 2006

Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Bolgheri Rosso DOC, Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia 2006 The nose features ripe black fruits. The mouth sports great acidity to frame the fruit, making this Bordeaux-style blend a natural for a dinner table laden with cinghale – yummy … Continue reading

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Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2006

Fonterutoli, Chianti Classico DOCG 2006 The nose features a woodsy, earthy character. In the mouth there is textbook tangy acidity, tart cherries, a touch of tannin and a long finish – very nice. 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot, 2% Malvasia Nera … Continue reading

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Jacuzzi Primitivo 2006

Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Lake County, Morine Ranch, Primitivo 2006 In the nose the fruit is stewed and evolving . In the mouth this wine is light-bodied and warm with a touch of sweet pruniness. The wine was aged for 9 … Continue reading

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Bruno Rocca Barbaresco 2005

Bruno Rocca, Barbaresco DOCG 2005 This is a very ripe Nebbiolo with a healthy dollop of oaky sweetness making this accessible now despite its infancy. Revisiting this wine in April ’10 is a treat as it is only getting better. … Continue reading

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Coppo Camp du Rouss 2005

Coppo, Barbera d’Asti DOC, Camp du Rouss 2005 Unfortunately this bottle is corked. Camp du Rouss is a name that pays homage to the red headed man who owned the vineyard from where the Barbera for this wine was first … Continue reading

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Terlano Pinot Grigio 2007

Cantina Terlano, Alto Adige DOC, Pinot Grigio 2007 There’s lots of citrus and floral notes when you lift the glass. The mouth is fully fruity with ample acidity – very nice. Bottled in Terlano 13% $17.69 at Bottle Barn and … Continue reading

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Elena Walch Pinot Bianco 2007

Elena Walch, Alto Adige DOC, Pinot Bianco 2007 The nose features citrus and stone fruits while in the mouth you experience a creamy character that complements the refreshing acidity – long and very nice. Tasted later in September the same … Continue reading

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