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British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
Pinot Noir synonym, especially in Italy. See Pinot Noir.
The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...
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Villa Rocca on Snooth
I will begin this review by disclosing that this is actually my first review, and I am a beginner in the grand scheme of things - so judge accordingly. Also, I TASTED THE 2009 - 2011 came up by default, I'll try to fix this.HOWEVER, I had this wine last night and REALLY loved it. I woke up thinking about it today, in fact! I've been drinking a ... Read More
If one looks to Castiglione, as I did last week, for indications regarding the overall quality of a vintage, then one can look to Monforte for signs of the cracks in that vintage. In Monforte, one finds a very broad spectrum of producers experimenting with virtually every style of Barolo known. While some producers are consistently finding their... Read More
Vin Santo RecommendationsLooking to get some to have and to hold. Last year Greg pulled out a 1990 Felsina Vin Santo that still haunts my dreams. I don't know much about the different styles or what producers make bottles that age well (other than Felsina). Any suggestions? Thanks. Read More
We had a great tasting last night and it focused on one of my favorite grapes, Sangiovese.While not generally well disposed towards producing the flashy style of wine that quickly gets people's attention, the brisk acidity and slightly austere tannins of Sangiovese make it the most flexible food wine on my table. While we focused on California S... Read More