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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

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  • Time to do a little cellar cleaning and what better way to start than with the odds and ends of Italian wines that have been building up in the basement. Sadly theres no real cohesive theme here, though a few varieties do appear more than once among the tasting notes that follow. There’s not even a pricing paradigm that’s  useful here, though mo... Read More

    From the article Discovering Italian Whites


  • While updating the wine notes I wrote during this year’s Nebbiolo Prima, in this case for the 2007 Barolo of the village of La Morra, I was struck again by the variability of this year’s crop of wines.La Morra is known as a region to produce a softer style of Barolo, one that plays into the hands of the many modernist producers there. The modern... Read More

    From the article 2007 Barolo, part 2


  • I've been lucky enough to spend some time in Soave and through the generosity of the producer, I've been able to taste many wines, several in multiple vintages.This experience has certainly shifted my opinion of Soave from a simple, easy to drink young wine to one that almost requires some age to show its best. Time and time again I felt that yo... Read More

    From the article Soave Tasting Notes


  • Nero d'Avola Sicilia NV

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    Wine review by vanbrandwijk


  • Tenuta Rocca Nebbiolo Langhe DOC Ornati 2006

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    Nice nose, deep, savory, green and vegetal tones integrated, spicy, floral, just a touch sweet and toasty but nicely done. A touch diffuse on entry, lovely bright if low-key flavors of herbal red fruit, really nice freshness and cut in the mouth. Great clarity on the mid-palate, sour red fruit, softish tannins, nice finish, bright, crisp tannins... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tenuta Rocca Nebbiolo Langhe DOC Ornati 2006

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    Tenuta Rocca "Tentua Rocca" -- Cut wood, nice wild cherry fruits, bright, fresh, nice floral and licorice spice tones. Nice density on entry, clear, precise fruit, small berry fruit, nice acids, a touch of nutty/stemminess, lively mid-palate. Crisp tannins, savory yet fresh inner mouth perfumes, nice floral tone, savory follow-through and then b... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • If one looks to Castiglione, as I did last week, for indications regarding the ... ... bright fresh finish.B+Tenuta Rocca "Tentua Rocca" -- Cut wood, nice wild cherry fruits, bright, fresh, nice floral and licorice spice tones. Nice density on entry, clear, precise fruit, small berry fruit, nice acids, a touch of nutty/stemminess, lively mid-... Read More

    From the article Monforte d'Alba - Barolo 2006


  • What makes a Super Tuscan? Is it a blend and typically referred to as an Italian red table wine? Or, is it a single varietal that is above and beyond its counterparts?Gantt Read More

    Forum post in the topic Super Tuscan Question


  • While this is a follow up post to my 2005 Barolo tasting notes, which can be found here, these wines were actually tasted first. The intro to the Barolo post hold some valuable background information as to the style of the tasting and the limitations that imposes on the ultimate value of these notes.92-93Cascina Saria (Neive) -  a really penetra... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Alba Wine Exhibition 2006...


  • While this is a follow up post to my 2005 Barolo tasting notes, which can be found here, these wines were actually tasted first. The intro to the Barolo post hold some valuable background information as to the style of the tasting and the limitations that imposes on the ultimate value of these notes. 92-93 Cascina Saria (Neive) -  a really pene... Read More

    From the article Alba Wine Exhibition 2006 Barbaresco tasting notes


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