Emilia Romagna, Italy

Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Flaccianello della Pieve Colli Toscana Centrale Sangiovese 2019

Served to me by Giovanni Manetti but you didn’t hear that from me—he’s president of the Chianti Classico Consortium but DAMN this is good wine and he’s tilting at changes in the region to ever improve all the wines. I couldn’t NOT mention this tho, thrilling just to smell, savory and richly fruited, and complex beyond…cherry cordial, mint, chocolate, blackberries, cheerful and serious all at once. Splendid and beyond. — 13 days ago

Daniel P., Bob and 13 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Solaia Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005

Just stunning wine. Took a while to open but the wine had great flavor depth. This wine can hold up for a long while yet — 3 days ago

Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Barolo Nebbiolo 1990

Capitol Region Wine Collectors Club (WCC), Nebbiolo (Barolo mostly); 17 November 2022 at Café Capriccio, Albany, NY — 10 days ago

Erik, Pooneet and 31 others liked this

Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barolo Nebbiolo 1990

Capitol Region Wine Collectors Club (WCC), Nebbiolo (Barolo mostly); 17 November 2022 at Café Capriccio, Albany, NY — 10 days ago

Erik, Pooneet and 31 others liked this

Emidio Pepe

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014

Rustic. Bretty, but appropriate. Black cherry, plum, crunchy dry fall leaves, balsamic, old leather, barnyard. — 4 days ago

Austin, Josh and 16 others liked this

Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Blend 2019

[My notes for Etna Rosso (not Rosato)] Bright pale ruby. Strawberry gummy bear, bubble gum, rhubarb, red currant, cranberry and blueberry jam, heirloom tomato, strawberry creamsicle, white pepper, pomegranate, flinty minerality, smoke and ashes, fresh jasmine, black tea leaves, high acidity, medium/medium+ diffuse tannins. — 14 days ago

Josh, Ira and 16 others liked this

Montevertine

Le Pergole Torte Sangiovese 2015

Splash decanted and served immediately; enjoyed over the next four hours. On the nose, it smells like 2015…gorgeous and giving with fresh, ripe cherry, dry earth and green herbs. The bouquet opened up over time and just seemed to gain power and intensity adding blood orange and red flowers. On the palate, this is bone-dry with silky texture and huge structure which also seemed to go from strength to strength. The finish is long and ever so satisfying. Drink now with a lot of patience or enjoy through 2040. — 25 days ago

Andrew, Daniel and 13 others liked this
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

@Jay Kline These are always so nice! And what labels! Enjoy!

G.D. Vajra

Albe Barolo Nebbiolo 2018

Lyle Fass
9.1

Very solid. 18 yet again fails to be as bad as critics want it to be. Had to order this because of a corked 2017 Podere Forte Melo which stung but is all in the game. — 8 days ago

Ericsson, Ely and 17 others liked this

Gaja

Ca'Marcanda Promis Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2019

Amazing super Tuscan delicious — 7 days ago

Paul, Jamie and 8 others liked this
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

On our list by the glass under Coravin

Giacomo Conterno

Riserva Monfortino Barolo Nebbiolo 1952

Settled and pretty. Tell tale Barolo notes of tar and wood. Roses and faded plum with done dried herbs and a hint of dried orange. Balanced and transparent. Long. Very good. — 12 days ago

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