Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC:• 50% of grapes are pressed immediately after harvest, 50% are dried for 2 months• After 3-4 days of maceration, primary fermentation starts with indigenous yeasts• Wine is racked and then sits...
James Suckling: 98 Points Wow. Great aromas of plums, cedar, chocolate and spices. Tar too. Full body, soft and round tannins and a long, long finish. Exceptional. Best wine ever from Oberto? Better in 2018. (4/2014) Robert Parker's Wine...
Wine Spectator: 96 Points Unctuous, concentrated and refined, this holds a large core of quince, creamed Anjou pear and white ginger notes in reserve for now, while heather, chamomile, orange blossom and white peach flavors take the lead. When the...
Canalicchio di Sopra
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 98 Points The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino will blow you away. This is a delightful expression that boasts its extreme quality from the minute the wine is poured from the bottle. As you should expect, it just gets...
Winemaker's Note:For pairing with Bordeaux, look for the more refined and simply prepared cuts such as loin chops, rib chops and a rack of lamb. These classic dishes can be a divine pairing with Bordeaux. More aromatic, rustic and spicy preparations of...
Dal Forno Romano
James Suckling: 95 Points Amazing aromas of dried fruits, burnt orange and walnut skin. Full-bodied, chewy and very rich and dry, with wonderful tannin-fruit tension. It's layered, textured and complex. A triumph. (11/2015) Wine...
Domaine Jean-Louis Chave
Wine Spectator: 99 Points Ripe and unctuous, showing terrific cut, with heather, white peach, green almond, Anjou pear, persimmon and macadamia nut notes all framed by a toasted brioche hint. Exquisitely detailed through the finish, this shows...
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 95 Points Good full red. Liqueur-like plum and black cherry on the nose. Then fine-grained and classy but tightly wound, showing utterly primary flavors of cherry, red berries and menthol. There's no...
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 94 Points Good medium red. Less expressive on the nose than the Briccotto, hinting at ripe, musky plum, black raspberry, menthol and tobacco. Then smooth and sweet in the mouth, but with terrific...
Vinous: 95+ PointsBright ruby. Precise, spicy aromas of ripe red berries, dark plum and violet accented by cumin and caraway seed. At once densely packed and broad but juicy and refined too, boasting terrific acid-fruit-tannin balance and penetrating red...
Domaine Joseph Faiveley
A very limited production bottle from Faiveley (they don't even list it on their website), Clos de la Roche is a 16.9 hectare Grand Cru in the village of Morey-St-Denis.
Winemaker's Note:Garnet red in the glass, this wine is concentrated and bright. Violet and rose overtones dominate the nose, with black fruit characteristics, hints of coffee and liquorice int he background. A rich wine with flavors of black cherry,...
Blend:55% Corvina and Corvinone30% Rondinella15% Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc Nebbiolo, Croatina, Sangiovese
Vinous: 95 PointsLe Piane's 2010 Boca is once again striking. Translucent yet deep and wonderfully expressive the Boca shows just how expressive Nebbiolo and Vespolina can be here. Sweet red cherry, spice, tobacco and mint gradually blossom in a...
Winery Notes: The Terroir of the Grasberg, located at an altitude of 340 m with a north-east exposure is at the top of the Grand Cru "Altenberg de Bergheim", it rests on the poor limestone of Great Oolithe which is rich in fossils. The thinness of the...
Lessona Riserva: To qualify as Lessona Riserva, the wine must be aged a total of 46 months before commercial release with a minimum of 30 months of the aging process occurring in barrel. This, the most grand wine of the estate, is a selection of Nebbiolo...