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2013 Rocca delle Macìe Chianti Classico

Dark in color with a mild lovely red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice mild red fruits, cherries and the like along with some nice dried fruit notes. On the medium length finish the wine … Continue reading

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Carobbio 2013 Chianti Classico (mini review)

Dark in color with a nice red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice red berries to match the nose along with some slight dried berry notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some … Continue reading

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Marangona 2015 Lugana Turbiana (mini review)

The Italian wine scene can be overwhelming to some. There are so many unique varietals that are unique not just to Italy but to specific regions of Italy. You could spend a lifetime learning them all. But not a bad … Continue reading

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Rivera Il Falcone Riserva Castel del Monte 2009

Dark in color with a nice fruity red berry nose. About the only thing fruity about this wine. On the mid palate the wine displays some red berry notes to match the nose along with some noticeable oak notes. On … Continue reading

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Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico 2013

Dark in color with a mild red cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dried fruits and red cherry notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lovely smooth tannins, nice dryness and complexity. … Continue reading

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2014 Peppoli Chianti Classico

A while back I did a writeup after a tasting of a bunch of chianti’s from Gabbiano. I learned lots about the region. This chianti classico has seen some time in oak, and then some bottle aging. Nothing specific on … Continue reading

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Santa Margherita Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore

Pale in color with a crisp nose. On the mid palate this is a typical crisp dry, small bubble prosecco. On the medium length finish it’s smooth and dry with some nice citrus notes lingering. It’s a lovely food friendly … Continue reading

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2012 Castello di Neive Barbaresco

Garnet in color with a light red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice soft red berries, rustic notes and dried fruits. But where a good Barbaresco lives is in the finish. On the medium length … Continue reading

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2008 Marchesi de Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Lamaione Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy

As an IGT this Tuscan is allowed to be made with 100% Merlot. Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate straight out of the bottle the wine displays some subtle plummy notes overwhelmed almost immediately by … Continue reading

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Lungarotti Rubesco Sangiovese/Colorino 2012

Dark in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice red berries and dried fruits to match the nose. There’s some noticeable oak present as well. On the medium length finish the … Continue reading

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2015 Anselmi San Vincenzo

Things have been a bit busy in life lately, sorry for being a sparse on the reviews. This one is pale in color with a slightly floral nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some floral notes to match … Continue reading

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Bruna Maje Bianco Riviera Ligure di Ponente Pigato 2014

Italy is one of those places that have a positively dizzying array of unique grapes. A number of them are only grown in a very specific area of Italy. A number of them are never grown anywhere else. Interestingly enough, … Continue reading

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2013 Luiano Chianti Classico Reserva mini review

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely rich red berries along with some oak. On the medium length finish the wine is nice and smooth with some nice tannins and acidity. … Continue reading

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Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni

Inky dark in color with a nice nose of red berries and dried fruits. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with soft red berries and some nice dried fruits. On the medium length finish the wine displays … Continue reading

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Castello Monterinaldi Chianti Classico 2010

Light red in color with a nice soft red berry nose and a hint of dried fruits on the nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with lovely soft red berries and a hint of dried fruits. … Continue reading

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Casetta Barbaresco 2010

Dark in color with a nice soft red berry nose. On the mid palate there are some nice light berries to match the nose along with some nice dried fruits. This is a softer barbaresco with some nice smooth dryness … Continue reading

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Gabbiano Chianti tastings

I recently had the pleasure of attending an iYellow event where the wine maker from Gabbiano, Frederico came along and told us all about Chianti’s. I thought I would pass along some of the tid bits I was able to … Continue reading

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2014 Gabbiano Promessa Pinot Grigio

Pale in color with a nice crisp nose with minerality and citrus notes coming through. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with nice crisp dry minerality and citrus notes. On the medium length finish the wine has … Continue reading

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2014 Villa Sandi Pinot Grigio

Pale in color with a nice nose of peach, stone fruit and nice minerality. On the mid palate the wine is a lovely, dry crisp wine with a hint of peach to match the nose. On the medium length finish … Continue reading

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Carpineto Chianti Classico 2012

Dark color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some red berries along with some mild minty notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some lively acidity firm tannins and firm dryness. As it … Continue reading

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2004 Cavallotto Fratelli Barolo Bricco Boschis

Sorry I’m a bit late with a post 🙁 Life happens … I recently attended a 2004 Barolo/Barbaresco tasting event with Toronto Vintners Club where this was one of the stars of the night. Interestingly it was the first wine … Continue reading

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Zenato San Benedetto Lugana 2013

Pale in color with a mild nose with some peach coming through. On the mid palate the wine displays some strong peach notes along with some nice acidity and minerality. On the medium length finish the wine displays some firm … Continue reading

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Principe Corsini Le Corti Chianti Classico 2012

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some dried fruit, mild raisins. On the medium length finish the win displays some firm tannins, acidity and some nice dryness. I would give it an … Continue reading

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2012 Coda di Volpe DOC

We stopped by Terroni and this one was on their wine list. If you’ve not been to Terroni’s before, and like Italian, give it a try. They have a great wine list and even sell their own olive oil! This … Continue reading

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2013 Masi Bonacosta Valpolicella

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some dried red fruit notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice dryness and tannins. I would give it an 88 or so … Continue reading

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