Italy

2004 d'Angelo Aglianico del Vulture Valle del Noce, Italy, Basilicatta - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
89

Ruby/purple in color.  The nose is dusty with cherries.  It seems slightly oxidized at this point but not to the point of not enjoying the wine.  On the palate, more cherry cough dro

2014 Cantina Miglianico Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Il Fondatore Riserva, Italy, Abruzzo - Wine reviews

Grade: 
B
Score: 
86

Purple in color.  Ruby at the rim.  THe nose is pretty tight.  A bit of plums and spice.  On the palate, this is soft and easy drinking.  Black cherries.  One dimensti

2013 Macarico Aglianico del Vulture Macari

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
89

Deep ruby in color, purple core.  The nose ha some slight recution on it.  Plums and black cherries.  Medium tannins.  On the palate, big dark cherry fruit.  Also plums.&nb

2015 Fattoria Valacchi Chianti, Italy, Tuscany - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87

Ruby in color, clear and bright.  The nose has dark cherries.  Dusty.  With air, there is some anise and hay.  Soft texture.  More cherry cough drops on the palate.  E

2016 Vini Forno Greco di Tufo Greco di Tufo

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87

Light medium gold in color.  The nose is chalky with minerality.  Soft texture.  Nice green apples on the palate.  Ok acidity.  Easy drinking and food friendly.  Solid

2015 Tenute Arnaces Vigneto Pinot Grigio Campo dei Gelsi Venezie IGT, Italy, Veneto - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
87

Light silvery gold in color.  The nose is grassy and reminiscent of a Sauvignon Blanc.  Slightly oily in texture.  More about mninerals on the palate.  Some tart tropical fruit.

NV Baglio Baiata Alagna Vermouth Bianco, Italy, Sicily - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

What an excellent Vermouth.  I love the botanicals here.  Its a perfect match with Gin.  S fragrant.  Mixed with a Cava, it made a really nice drink.  Looking to step up a

2014 Gardiz Prosecc, Italy, Veneto, Prosecco di Valdobbiadene - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
88

Prosecco has some of the best values in Sparkling wine.  You can get very nice bottles like this one for under $15.  Perfect for parties.  Light golden in color.  The nose has s

2014 Ronca Corvina, Italy, Veneto - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Even just a hair better than the Bardolino, this Corvino is excellent.  It retails for $17.  Ruby in color.  The nose shows cherries and leather.  On the palate, this has ripe c

2015 Ronca Bardolino, Italy, Veneto - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Outstanding value.  This wine retails for $15 and is outstanding.  Light ruby in color.  The nose has cherries with slight minerals and slight tea.  On the palate, it shows more

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