Raina

Raina

Montefalco Rosso Sangiovese Blend 2020

Needs to breathe, then excellent. — 4 months ago

Raina

Umbria Grechetto

Delicious, tannic, and slightly funky. Very interesting wine to sip on its own — 2 years ago

Robert Foley Vineyards

The Griffin California Merlot Blend 2013

We don't get a lot of chances to drink big red wines at home because Raina doesn't eat red meat, but I decided on duck tonight and knew this was in in our wine fridge. It was the perfect pairing. Perfect example of California red wine worth its price point. Dusty, earthy nose with cocoa powder, vanilla, and very dark fruit. On the palate it's lush and full bodied with bitter dark chocolate and great tannic structure that doesn't dry your mouth out. This is drinking wonderfully now, but I could also see this mellowing and developing more nuance with time. — 7 years ago

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Lush, med-full bodied, with gradual tannic growth on the back of the palate. Brett was smart to pick this with pan-roasted duck and celery root mash. Loses some of the fruit with the meal but gains an elegant earthiness...
9.0

Raina

Spoleto Trebbiano Spoletino

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9.2

Herbals and aromatic. Gorgeous golden color. Nice long finish. Would definitely get again! An intense wine. — 5 months ago

Raina

La Peschiera di Pacino Bianco

Baked green apple, honeydew. Nice light natty funk. — 3 years ago

Ronsel do Sil

Alpendre Ribiera Sacra 2013

Raina and I actually had the pleasure of visiting this winery back in October, which was pretty unforgettable. This was one of our favorites. Aromatic nose with floral and white pepper. Pretty light in body with more of that white pepper on the palate, decent acidity, and some red fruit. Very lovely and delicate. — 7 years ago

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Campo di Colonnello Umbria Bianco Trebbiano Spoletino 2021

Perhaps the more focused wine from Raina which is a family natural winery that doesn't forget the tradition. Only little sulphites used in the whole process(just before bottling), nothing else added.
6 days maceration, indigenous yeast and 6 months on the lees in stainless steel.
Result is orangy with vivid mineral that leads the sip. It doesn't tire your palate, it's a little less than intriguing because goes down too quickly.
It's long too
Excellent price point is a plus
I reckon this is a very good effort
A little bottle age would help too i guess
— 2 years ago

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Domaine Valentin Zusslin

Pfingstberg Alsace Grand Cru Riesling 2008

This was a Christmas wine from Raina a few years back. Just everything you want from Riesling. Extremely aromatic and flavorful. Searing acidity and pronounced minerality. Reductive and very dry, but so acidic it’s hard to tell if there was any RS. It might be 11 years old, but this wine is a baby. It drinks beautifully now, and probably will continue to for a long, long time. — 5 years ago

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Not as acidic as I remember, has a slight oxidative quality to it, but in a way that you expect for aging wine. Still lovely. Paired with ceder salmon and asparagus.
9.0

Raina

Campo di Raína Montefalco Sagrantino 2015

This review is for the Spoleto Trebbiano. Just wild. And fantastic! — 8 years ago

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