Monthly Archives: October 2011

Nero D’Avola Sicilia

Nero D’Avola Sicilia Characteristics: ruby red in colour; intense and refined hedgerow nuances; it is round and full in the mouth and well-balanced, with a generous and pleasant aftertaste. Serving suggestions: fresh pasta with mushrooms, tagliata with olive-oil, barbecue, meat … Continue reading

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Nobill Del Borgo Chianti

Nobill Del Borgo Chianti A medium-bodied gem with bright cherry and raspberry aromas and flavors. Easy drinking with light tannins and tangy acidity. Recommendation: Great with mild red sauce pastas. Brick oven pizza!! Tuscany, Italy  

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“Counterfeit” by Banknote Wine Company

Dennis told me some “story behind” this wine which, while somewhat entertaining, I didn’t find nearly as interesting as the wine itself. It’s extraordinarily smooth and balanced, with a finish that seems to never end. What really struck me, though, … Continue reading

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I Perazzi

Nice legs! This wine was apparently named after the “pear-like fruit” that grows at this estate. It’s certainly fruity, especially on the nose. Light bodied and ruby colored, this wine is easy to drink and would pair well with tomato … Continue reading

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Fabio Poggi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Amarone

Corvina 40-70% Rondinella 20-40% Molinara, etc 5-25% The slopes facing the sunset are the best ones in Valpolicella Classica for producing high-quality Amarone. Here, where the day is longer, the vines that face Lake Garda benefit from the reflection of … Continue reading

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90 + Garnacha Crianza Carinena

Appelation: Carinena Country: Spain Vintage: 2008 Story: Garnacha is a grape native to Spain; this wine is from a region of Spain with a wine-making tradition that dates back to the times of the Roman Empire. This wine is estate … Continue reading

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90+ Old Vine Malbec

Appelation: Mendoza Country: Argentina Story: If you’ve come to expect top quality Malbec from Argentina and great value from us, Lot 23 totally over-delivers. The grapes for this wine are hand harvested from 100 year-old vines situated on an expansive … Continue reading

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La Mozza Perazzi Morellino di Scansano

Varietal: Sangiovese, Alicante Bouschet, Syrah, Ciliegiolo, Colorino Category: Red Wine Region Italy : Tuscany : Morellino di Scansano This is a sexy, juicy Morellino loaded with red fruit, flower and licorice flavors emerging from its generous, plump frame. Tasted and … Continue reading

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Bastianich Sauvigon

¬†GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sauvignon Blanc TASTING NOTES Aromas of tropical fruit (grapefruit, mango), mint, tomato leaf and white sambuco. Fresh and elegant with good acidity, wonderful mouthfeel and a long refreshing finish. GREAT WITH: Pairs well with antipasti, fish, vegetable … Continue reading

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Irishman

A vintage release of no more than 1,400 bottles. Most of these have been pre-allocated already. All but about 150 bottles will stay in Ireland. The nose is a very pleasant rum-and-raisin fudge while the palate has a mouth-filling spiciness … Continue reading

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