Valle D'aosta, Italy

Masseto

Toscana Merlot 2018

Rare sighting. Lucky to drink them side by side. Both a bit young and powerful with so much aging potential. Massetino is mostly Merlot with some Cab Franc. Masseto is all Merlot. Distinctly different though. Massetino being the more robust and Masseto being the more elegant. Then again. So much potential. — 7 days ago

Ira, Scott@Mister and 20 others liked this

Gaja

Ca'Marcanda Promis Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2021

Light & smooth super Tuscan - liking it!!!
W the filler fam - alexia , Ari & wife
— 16 days ago

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Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2015

85% Cab Sauv and 15% Cab Franc from Italy. Drinks on the more mellow side compared to a big California Cab. — 6 days ago

Shay, Juan and 14 others liked this

Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Kevin Arndt
9.2

Earth driven wine with loads of dried tobacco aromas, dried rose petal, anise seed and black truffle. Kirsch liquor and cherry pit with vibrant tannins and acidly. Long persistent finish that lingers. — 8 days ago

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2020

A really nice wine with Easter dinner. Aromas of chocolate, cherry, and leather. On the bud, cherry, plum, stewed fruits, earthy, and a mild spice note. Nice long finish. — 13 days ago

Ted, Douglas and 5 others liked this

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2019

First time tasting the ‘19 vintage, and the Produttori edged out one of my fave under the radar barolistas this early on. Maybe because it released sooner? Both red fruited with sour cherries and elegant tamed tannin/acid, but the Produttori had another gear of sweet incense and hard candy. The vintage does remind me of a more approachable’13 from a tannin perspective. — 15 days ago

Lyle, Serge and 16 others liked this
Jay Kline

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I feel like Giacomo Fenocchio’s single vineyard Barolos need a lot of time (although Villero is usually a bit more approachable young)
Jae Cho

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@Jay Kline yep, agree 100%. I have a few to lay down but I usually open one at release to see how many I want to buy.

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2016

Medium-deep, ruby-garnet color.
Aromas of dried fruit, roasted herbs.
Dry. Flavors of stewed tomato, cinnamon, clove, earthy, leather, peppercorn. Rich, chewy tannins.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 4/5
Finish: 4/5
— 5 days ago

Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Flaccianello della Pieve Colli Toscana Centrale Sangiovese 2019

Always loved this wine. Pure Sangiovese with extremely fine tannins in a super year — 15 days ago

Serge, Vino and 12 others liked this

Valdicava

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Valdicava is still my fav Brunello producer. Notes of burnt cherry, Tuscan sun Tobacco, and sandalwood. In a real good place. Long finish with silky tannins. Just yesss — 9 days ago

Joseph, Paul and 14 others liked this

Casanova di Neri

Tenuta Nuova Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2016

Serious wine this. Oaky with dark fruits and tobacco. Already balanced despite its youth. Definately not one of the lighter Brunellos. I loved this but drinkers seeking lithe, acidic elegance will be disappointed. — 12 days ago

Ted, Bob and 15 others liked this
David T

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Excellent vintage.