Italy

2009 Torre Raone Montepulciano d'Abruzzo San Zopito, Italy - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
92

This is a step up from most MdA's.  Very good.  it is ripe and there is a slight ripe/sweetness to it.  It is delicious.  Purple in color.  The nose has plums and sandalwoo

2015 Torre Raone Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Lucanto, Italy - Wine Review

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
89

Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has plums and spice.  Tannic.  Plums on the palate.  The finish is nice but there is some char on it.  Good acidity.  A nice MdA. 

1997 Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
98

OMG.  This bottle was opened about 3 hours prior to drinking and decanted about 20 minutes prior (mostly for sediment).  I was just blown away.  I thought it would be good, even grea

2016 Fratelli Grati Chianti Classico G, Italy, Tuscany

Grade: 
B
Score: 
87

Ruby in color.  The nose has cherries and dust.  On the palate, this has sweet cherry fruit.  A bit one dimensional but nice enough.

2004 Giacomo Grimaldi Barolo Sotto Castello di Novello, Italy, Piedmonte - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Excellent showing for this wine.  It is a more modern take on a Barolo.  Deep ruby in color.  The nose has dark cherries, spice, and slight vanilla notes.  On the palate, this d

2011 Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza La Court, Italy, Piedmont - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

Purple in color.  Dusty cherries with slight plums on the nose.  On the palate, this is a bit more serious than many Barberas.  It has some depth with nice plum and cherry fruit.&nbs

2003 Merk Aquileia Treuve Bianco, Italy, Friuli - Wine Review

Grade: 
B-
Score: 
83

Sometimes wine fool you and they last.  Not so much this time.  At 14 years from vintage, this is not dead but well past prime I think.  Of course, with age, all bottles are differen

2013 Antinori Villa Antinori Toscana IGT, Italy, Tuscany - Wine Review

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

I have always been a fan of this wine going back decades.  It used to be labeled as a Chianti but now they add fruit outside the zone and about 55% Sangiovese.  It is still a great value

2013 Conte di Bregonzo Amarone della Valpolicella, Italy, Veneto - Wine Review

Grade: 
B
Score: 
86

This is a staple at Trader Joe's (at least my local store).  For under $20, it is hard to find a less expensive Amarone.  The only problem is that it really doesn't taste like an Amarone.

2013 Paolo Scavino Barolo, Italy, Piedmont, Barolo - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Very nice showing for such a young Barolo.  I was surprised by how well it showed just 4 years from vintage.  Ruby/purple in color.  The nose has cherries, dark cherries, black raspb

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