2017 Ottella Lugana Le Creete, Italy, Veneto, Wine Review

This is a wine made from the Trebbiano grape on the shores of Lake Garda from the Lugano DOC.  Light golden in color.  Lovely nose of tropical fruit, slight grassiness and underlying minerality.  Very Sauvginon-like.  On the palate, this is round and slightly oily.  Velvety.  Very nice texture.   NIce acidity.  Just a bit of lemony fruit with good minerality.  Nice finish.  Very food friendly and a crowd favorite.  

2008 Montecchio Vin Santo, Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Wine Review

Deep golden in color.  The nose is hot with a nutty note and slight dried honey.  On the palate, there is a ton of alcohol showing.  Slightly viscous.  Barely sweet.  Some nuttiness.  On the finish, the alcohol vapors continue.  The label says 19% and it was every bit of that.  Not sure where it goes from here.  It seemed surprising it was not labeled liquoroso.  When slowly sipped it offered some warmth and enjoyment but it is not a wine for the dinner table.  

2003 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Vin Santo del Chianti Classico, Italy, Tuscany, Wine Review

There are a lot of Vin Santos out there.  Very few are very good and even less are outstanding.  This is one of the better ones.  Iced tea color.  The nose is very nice with slight chocolate covered raisins but also a bit of blood orange and caramel.  Clean and not oxidized.  On the palate, this is viscous.  Caramel, blood orange and raisins.  Complex.  It is sweet not cloying but a little goes a long way.  Long finish.  Worked well with a not too sweet dessert.