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Patrizi Nebbiolo d’Alba 2019

Garnet in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dried fruit notes and red cherries along with some tomato. On the medium length finish the wine displays some mild acidity and … Continue reading

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Casale dello Sparviero Chianti Classico 2018

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate this wine is a spot on varietal Chianti Classic with nice cherry and mocha notes. On the medium length finish the wine is nice and dry with smooth tannins, … Continue reading

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Pasqua 11 Minutes Rosé 2021

Pale salmon in color with an odd pink grapefruit nose. The wine took me off guard, it was NOT what I was expecting. On the mid palate the wine displays strong, dominant pink grapefruit notes along with some strong acidity. … Continue reading

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2016 Monte Antico

Dark in color with a nice mild dark berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice rich dark cherry notes along with some nice dark plum and tomato notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays … Continue reading

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Piazzano Ventoso Sangiovese 2019

Dark in color with a mild cherry nose with some oaky notes coming through. On the mid palate this wine is a BIG one with lots of dark cherries, tomato notes, firm vibrant acidity and noticeable oak. On the medium … Continue reading

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Cecchi Storia di Famiglia Chianti Classico 2019

Dark in color with a nice mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine packs a bunch with beautiful rich dark berries along with mocha and smokey/oaky notes. On the medium length in finish the wine has some … Continue reading

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Villa Trasqua Chianti Classico

Dark in color with a nice red berry nose along with some wood notes. On the mid palate the wine displays some beautiful rich red cherries along with noticeable oak, and some alcohol notes. On the medium length finish the … Continue reading

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Pitars Braida Santa Cecilia Pinot Grigio 2019

Pale straw in color with a nice minerally/citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp minerality, citrus, and lime notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice mouth gripping acidity and citrus notes … Continue reading

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Poliziano Rosso di Montepulciano

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays nice rich black berry notes … On the medium length finish the wine displays some beautiful rich dryness, chocolate and mocha notes along with smooth tannins … Continue reading

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Poggio al Tufo Vermentino 2020

I enjoy Vermentinos, crisp dry flavorful wines, we don’t get enough of them, so when one comes in, as long as the sugar content is low, I grab them … This one is pale straw in color with a nice … Continue reading

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Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano 2018

Dark in color with a nice red cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice smooth red cherries along with some zesty tomato notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice velvety tannins and … Continue reading

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2017 Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

I have to admit, Amarone’s are not a wine I have a lot of experience, and given the importance of pairing food/wine to me, I struggled with the best place to put this wine, it was a gift from Dale/Lori! … Continue reading

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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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