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Balanced Blackberry Cherry Assault! Try this Italian Barbera

Wine Review: 2010 Carlin de Paolo Barbera D’Asti Superiore, Piedmont, Italy What a pleasure to have the opportunity to taste this wine. The 2010 vintage is in its prime window of drinkability and should continue through 2017. (more…)

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2007 Ferrari Perle Trento Brut

Wine Review: 2007 Ferrari Perle Trento Brut, Italy This vintage Italian Brut from Ferrari is one of the finest sparklers I have tasted this year; it’s got snap, crackle and pop.  (more…)

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Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Fermented to Near Perfection

Wine Review: 2011 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Seldom are we fortunate enough to have the pleasure of tasting such a fine example of the Sangiovese grape fermented to near perfection. Monsanto has grabbed my attention and kept it focused with this 2011 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva.  (more…)

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Banfi Belnero Toscana

Wine Review: Banfi Belnero Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy Belnero. Is it a Super Tuscan or just an IGT and what exactly does that mean? If it tastes as good as this one, it doesn’t really matter! (more…)

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Elena Walch Beyond the Clouds Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2012 Elena Walch Beyond the Clouds Chardonnay, Alto Adige, Italy Primarily consisting of Chardonnay from the Castel Ringberg Vineyard, the Elena Walch Beyond the Clouds Chardonnay is unique and exotic; a zippy, lively white wine that has a great honeysuckle, peach and lemon core that finishes strong. It is very complex, with a crescendo […]

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Paolo E Noemia D’Amico Falesia

Wine Review: 2011 Paolo E Noemia D’Amico Falesia Chardonnay, Lazio, Italy The winery harvested the grapes from 30 year old vines at a vineyard located between Rome and Florence, overlooking Umbria, in the gentile climate of Central Italy.  (more…)

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