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2010 Rosa D’ Oro Montepulciano

Wine Review: 2010 Rosa D’ Oro Montepulciano Tracy Hills California . Finding Montepulciano grown outside of Southern Italy used to be a rarity. Thanks to Nick and Pietro Buttitta (father and son) it’s not so rare anymore. They have been making some of the finest Italian varietal wines in California for almost a decade now. […]

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2011 Raffaldini Sangiovese Riserva

Wine Review: 2011 Raffaldini Sangiovese Riserva Swan Creek North Carolina . The 2011 Raffaldini Sangiovese Riserva is a pretty style with integrated tannins that play the backbeat to the multi-layered mid-palette of sour cherry, tobacco and plum. It is a medium-bodied Sangiovese with good acidity and a medium-long finish; a very food friendly wine, which […]

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2011 Raffaldini Riserva Montepulciano

Wine Review: 2011 Raffaldini Riserva Montepulciano Swan Creek North Carolina . We’ve tasted a lot of wines from the mid-Atlantic region of the United States and to be honest I have been impressed with very few. Overtime I think those producers will improve, and every now and then, we get a sample that shows progress […]

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2010 Dry Creek Vineyard The Mariner Meritage

Wine Review: 2010 Dry Creek Vineyard The Mariner Meritage, Dry Creek Valley . This Meritage from the good folks down at Dry Creek Vineyards really hit the spot on Valentine’s Day. It worked on so many levels; it would have been hard to find a better wine at any price. Made from 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, […]

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2008 Col d’Orcia Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany

Wine Review: 2008 Col d’Orcia Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany Italy Col d’Orcia, which means ‘the hill overlooking the Orcia River’, is one of Montalcino’s most historic wineries. The estate’s roots date back to 1890, where records show the Franceschi family of Florence purchasing the property, then known as Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle.  (more…)

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2009 Vecchia Cantina Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano

Wine Review: 2009 Vecchia Cantina Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano Tuscany, Italy MacDaddy’s Macin Multiple Montepulciano Night (Part 1) . This is part one of three wine reviews from our multiple Montepulciano night. Vino di Noble Montepulciano from Tuscany should not be confused with the Montepulciano grape that is widely grown in Southern Italy. One of […]

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