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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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Ponte Pellegrino Aglianico 2018

Dark in color with a soft red berry and woody nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice soft red berry notes to match the nose, maybe some tomato notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays … Continue reading

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Feudo Arancio Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dark in color with a nice dark cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely vibrant dark cherry notes, spot on varietal cab sauv, along with some nice dark chocolate and mocha notes. On the medium length … Continue reading

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Tenuta di Vignole Chianti Classico 2016

Dark in color with a mild cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some lovely varietal dark almost sour cherry notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some firm acidity and nice tannins that dance on … Continue reading

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Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2015

I’ve had this one in the cellar for a while now, so it was time to check it out. Ink dark in color with a mild black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice black cherries … Continue reading

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Bersano Gavi di Gavi 2019

Pale straw in color with a floral nose. On the mid palate the wine is interesting, some unique flavors. In some ways it reminds me of honeysuckle notes, sorta, kinda super dry riesling like. On the medium length finish, especially … Continue reading

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Velenosi Querciantica Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2019

Pale straw in color with a mild citrus nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some firm citrus notes, lime and the like. On the medium length finish the wine displays some vibrant acidity that coats the palate nicely, … Continue reading

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2015 Monte Antico

Dark in color with a mild red berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some cherry notes along with some firm smoky/woody notes. This is a VERY oaked wine. With some time these oak notes might soften but … Continue reading

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Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni 2018

Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice dark berry notes along with some noticeable oak/wood. On the lighter side of medium in length the wine displays some nice vibrant acidity and … Continue reading

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