Veneto, Italy

Loredan Gasparini

Capo di Stato Colli Trevigiani Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997

Back in the day a friend and I went in on 2 cases which got us a nice discount and I think we paid about $23 a btl. I was clueless back then and finished my case rather quickly. Fast forward my friend called today and said I’m having people over for dinner on Friday take a look at my inventory and let me know what you think I should serve. I was shocked to see he had almost a full case left. I told him I think this would be a great choice if it was alive. Why I say it’s always good to have great friends. He sent a bottle over for me to try. I was very happy to oblige. A pristine bottle with a great fill. When I took my first sniff , I was immediately taken by the scent of green peppercorns and earth. The flavor profile was that of currants, plums, a hint of olive, tobacco and mostly resolved tannins that combined to provide a surprisingly long finish. Simple joys!
PS, I would decant for sediment but would return it to the bottle because I found extended air time was not a friend.
— 10 days ago

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JKT

Nice story! So gratifying to taste an oldies still holding on strong!

Masi

Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2015

Got this from Publix. It really opens up after about 1 hour. Delicious with black current flavors and pencil shavings. Love it! — 16 days ago

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Sandro de Bruno

Rosso Fumo Pinot Nero 2017

Cultivated at an altitude of 580 m, allows the terra to effluence the Pinot Nero grape. An excellent red wine which on first appearance is slight however the proof is in drinking. A intense character full of strawberries and raspberries with a nod to cranberry. Excellent pairing with roasted chicken, green beans and sour cherries salad. Yummy! — 14 days ago

Romano Dal Forno

Valpolicella Superiore Corvina Blend 2013

Blend of 70% Corvina and Corvina grossa, 20% Rondinella, 5% Croatina and 5% Oseleta. Medium Ruby with aromas black fruits, herb, tar and smoke. On the palate flavors of blackberry, cherry and dried herbs with cacao and espresso. Fine tannins, lively acidity, long finish ending with fruit, smoke and mineral character. Very Nice! Tasting Sample! — a day ago

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Tommasi

Ripasso Valpolicella Corvina Blend 2017

Deep Ruby with aromas of wild berry fruits and smoky herb spice, made from mostly Corvina grapes. On the palate flavors of ripe black cherry, blackberry, dried floral herbs and nutty notes. Medium body with lively acidity, fine tannins on medium finish ending with cacao, tobacco and ripe fruit. Drink to enjoy now, minimal aging benefit. — 8 days ago

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Giuseppe Quintarelli

Primofiore Veneto Corvina Blend 2017

This needed a lot more air than I gave it — 7 days ago

Sarah Bignami
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Cà de’ Rocchi (Tinazzi)

Ca de Rocchi La Bastia Amarone Della Valpolicella Corvina 2013

Was good but nothing special. Decent body but limited complexity. Nice mixture of fruit, medium finish. — 3 days ago

Tammy de Weerd
with Tammy

Bisol

Brut Jeio Millesimato Prosecco Rosé 2020

A blend of Glera and Pinot Nero, light salmon color, fine bubbles with light mousse with aromas berry and citrus fruits. On the palate flavors of apple, strawberry and citrus fruits with nutty notes. Medium+ finish, lively acidity ending with fruit and mineral character. Tasting Sample! — 3 days ago

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Zenato

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2008

When we were maried five years we visited Como and had a fantastic diner. I can still see and taste the breadcrumbed lambchops filled with parmaham. We drank there our first Zenato amarone. The 1995 at that time. This weekend 17 years later we drink the Amarone Classico still as this Always delivers!! What a joy. And what a great pqr. — 7 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Congrats Martijn, fine story

Angiolino Maule

Pico Faldeo Garganega

El Prado BTG 10.13.21 / bought at Psychic Wines Oct. 2021 / grape: Garganega (grown in Soave, Gambellara & Sicily, Italy) / peach, honeydew, tangerine, marjoram, saline — 15 days ago