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Zenato San Benedetto Lugana 2020

Pale straw in color with a minerally nose … On the mid palate the wine delivers beautifully crisp minerally and citrus notes that gently coat the palate. On the medium length finish the vibrant acidity lives on nicely. This wine … Continue reading

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Stefano Farina Le Bocce Chianti Classico 2016

On behalf of Brett and myself, I would like to say Merry Christmas, and Seasons greetings to all! Dark in color with a nice cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice bright cherry notes along with … Continue reading

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Pighin Pinot Grigio 2020

Terroni’s restaurant in Toronto introduced me to Friuli wines, crisp dry, food friendly wines, so when ones come on the vintages list I give them a look. This one is 100% Pinot Grigio, which in general, I am not a … Continue reading

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Mazzei Ser Lapo Riserva Chianti Classico 2018

Dark in color with a mild cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays rich vibrant cherry notes along with some beautiful mocha and chocolate notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice peppery notes and … Continue reading

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Lornano Chianti Classico 2016

Inky dark in color with a strong dominant woody nose. On the mid palate there are some nice black cherry notes backed up almost immediately by oak notes along with some mocha/coffee. On the medium length finish the wine displays … Continue reading

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Niro di Citra Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2017

Dark in color with a mild cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice varietal black cherry notes along with some nice mocha and coffee. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity along … Continue reading

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Orestiadi Grillo 2019

I first got introduced to this Sicilian grape at an Italian tasting and was intrigued, we don’t get a lot into the Ontario market so when I saw one, I grabbed it. Pale straw in color with a mild minerally … Continue reading

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D’Angelo Aglianico del Vulture 2016

Dark in color with a funky nose, lots of wood and earthy notes coming through, unusual to say the least. On the mid palate the wine displays some typical rough edgy notes, black cherries, earth notes to match the nose … Continue reading

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2020 Collavini Pinot Grigio

Pale straw in color with a mild peach and minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely crisp, dry minerality along with some mild peach and citrus notes. On the medium length finish the citrus notes, acidity … Continue reading

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Losi Querciavalle Chianti Classico 2015

Dark in color with nice cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely red cherry notes along with some vibrant tomato … On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tannins and acidity, nice … Continue reading

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2020 Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio

I don’t buy a lot of Pinot grigio, I find them too soft for my palate, but a friend Gino served this one so I bought one to give it a longer try … Pale straw in color with a … Continue reading

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Cantina del Garda Bardolino Chiaretto Rosé 2020

We’ve had a lot of Rosés lately, really enjoying them. So food friendly, but I have discovered I like them dry and HATE them sweet … special thanks to Jenn who set me off on the re-exploration of Rosés. This … Continue reading

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Carpineto Chianti Classico 2018

Dark in color with a mild cherry nose. On the mid palate there are some subdued cherry notes. On the medium length in finish the wine displays some soft tannins and acidity. I’ve had this wine in past years and … Continue reading

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Fina Nero d’Avola 2017

This wine was suggested by a colleague, thanks Semion! Dark in color with a mild black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some vibrant black berries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine … Continue reading

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Mustilli Aglianico 2017

Dark in color with a red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays bright, sour cherry notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity and mild tannins. This wine to my tastes is more … Continue reading

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Mazzei Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2018

Dark in color with a nice cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice cherry and tomato notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice vibrant tannins and acidity along with some mocha notes, … Continue reading

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Terredora Di Paolo Aglianico 2018

Dark in color with a nice nice dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays edgy sharp red berries along with some noticeable strong oak notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity along … Continue reading

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Mastroberardino Falanghina del Sannio 2018

Pale straw in color with a mild citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dry citrus notes, mostly lime to me. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice crisp dryness and acidity. I … Continue reading

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Basilica Cafaggio Single Estate Chianti Classico 2017

Dark in color with a red berry nose, offset straight out of the bottle by some medicinal notes that eased as it breathed. On the mid palate the wine displays some some strong tomato notes, overwhelming oak and strong acidity. … Continue reading

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Nals Margreid Hill Pinot Grigio 2018

Biases up front, I don’t buy a lot of Pinot Grigio, I rarely find them tasty enough to bother. This one is pale straw in color with a mild minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice … Continue reading

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Collavini T Friulano 2018

Pale straw in color with a nice minerally nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp, dry, minerally and citrus notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity and the citrus notes linger … Continue reading

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Agriverde Eikos Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2017

Dark in color with a mild dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark berry notes to match the nose along with some nice mocha notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some … Continue reading

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Litorale Val delle Rose Vermentino 2019

I love Vermentinos but sadly we don’t get a lot of them in Ontario. This one is pale to slightly golden in color with a nice crisp dry nose. On the mid palate the wine packs some lovely tart green … Continue reading

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Stefano Farina Barbera d’Alba 2018

Dark in color with a nice dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine has some vibrant dark berry notes to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity, some mocha/dark chocolate, and … Continue reading

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Castelli del Grevepesa Clemente VII Chianti Classico 2016

Inky dark in color with a nice dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice rich black cherry notes along with some nice mocha. On the medium length in finish the wine displays some nice soft … Continue reading

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