Chateau Le Clairiot Bordeaux 2016
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Wine EnthusiastA structured wine, still on the young side, this has the potential of rich black fruits and ripe tannins. Made with nearly 60% Merlot, this jammy, generous wine will be ready from 2019.
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2013With an intense ruby-red color, the wine has profound aromas of red and black fruits. On the palate, the wine's dense structure is balanced and elegant, with a silky presence, relatively low alcohol and noble tannins. In the mouth, this wine is long and persistent. Food Pairing: Pair with Bolognese and other meat sauce pastas, grilled pork and beef, and roasts.
Chateau Recougne Bordeaux Superieur 2015A pleasant fruity nose, a deep and powerful structure and round, velvety tannins make for a very elegant, rich and complex bottle of wine. These qualities appreciated in Bordeaux wines offer this wine great ageing potential, as demonstrated by the 1952 vintages, which keep all their freshness.
Domenico Clerico Barolo 2013100% Nebbiolo from 30 years old vines. Maceration occurs over 15-20 days. A part is aged for 18-24 months in French oak barriques (60% new - 40% used-once) a part is aged for 24 months in 50hl Slavonian oak, then blended.
Felipe Rutini Coleccion Cabernet Malbec 2015A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon & 50% Malbec represents the true richness of the Uco Valley. On the nose, full bodied fruit aromas of cherry, marmalade & plum are present. The mouth feel combines the mature fruit essence with rich spices of vanilla & chocolate from the time in oak. Persistent structure and silky tannins leaving for a long and lasting finish VINEYARDS: Cabernet from Tupungato, Malbec from La Consulta, San Carlos; Mendoza. MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: 100%. OAK REGIMEN: 50% New French Oak & 50% New American Oak for 12 months. The Rutini family winemaking tradition began in the early 19th century in Le Marche, Italy, when Francisco Rutini started making wines for the inhabitants of his native town, Ascoli Piceno. Thereafter, his only son Felipe Rutini immigrated to the Americas to extend the winemaking tradition. It was in Coquimbito, Maipu, in the province of Mendoza Argentina that he planted his first vines, further starting the Rutini Wines legacy. Since its foundation in 1885, Rutini Wines has been recognized for its extraordinary quality and character of its wines. As Don Felipe Rutini built the winery under the slogan ¨Labor and Perseverance¨, he created a lasting legacy for top quality wines in Argentina. Don Felipe continued developing his vineyard in Maipu, and thereafter expanded his operations to Los Corralitos and Medrano regions of Mendoza. This expansion duplicated the capacity of the winery, as it brought in large vats and Nancy oak barrels from France. Don Felipe passed away in 1919, leaving his descendents in charge of the company. Continuing the excellence and tradition, the Rutini family began to develop further the production of fine white and red varietals such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. Later on, the Chenin grape was also incorporated. Leading the industry in 1925, the Rutini family planted the first vineyards in Tupungato, in the heart of the Uco Valley. Named after one of Mendoza´s mountain peaks, the Tupungato Valley was no more than a stop-over on the road to the mountains when the Rutini family began to plants their first vines. At an elevation of 3000 to 5000 feet (900 to 1500 meters) above sea level, the Tupungato Valley offers many different microclimates, creating optimal growing conditions. Today it is recognized as one of Mendoza´s premier viticulture regions. Combining the long tradition of production and wish to constantly evolve and innovate, Rutini Wines is recognized as one of the most successful and relevant brands of our time.
Chateau des Leotins Bordeaux 2016Dark cherry red in color; full of pleasant aromas of very ripe fruits; balanced and round in palate; very solid structure. To taste at around 15°C. Pairing: Red meat, game, ham and cheese. 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc Château des Leotins belongs to Lumeau family. It is located at Sauveterre de Guyenne, the center of Entre-Deux-Mers, 35 km from Saint-Emilion et 45 km from Bordeaux. It is a family-owned vineyard and has been gone throught 8 generations.
Roagna Dolcetto d'Alba 2016
Domenico Clerico Barolo Pajana 2013Maceration on the skins occurs over 20-30 days, ageing in French oak barriques (80% new - 20% second passage) for 24-30 months. 1083 cases produced. Clerico is one of the most respected names in all Barolo, and his wines are renowned for both winemaking of the highest quality and for exceptional character, deriving from outstanding vineyard holdings in four of the greatest crus of Monforte: Ginestra, Bussia, Pajana and Mosconi.
Mas de L'Ecriture L'Emotion 2015L'Emotion is a bold yet smooth, exhuberant wine to be shared and enjoyed with friends. Each year it expresses the originality of the vintage as experienced by its creator.
Orin Swift Eight Years In The Desert Red 2017Dark garnet with a lucid rim, the wine exhibits aromas of briar fruit, ripe blackberry and dark plum with a tinge of minerality and charred meat. Brawny on the entry, it has an equally big mid-palate with complex flavors of ripe brambly fruit, a touch of earth and notes of espresso bean. Still massive through to the finish with soft drying tannins, the unique varietal characteristics of the blend clearly reveal themselves over time.
Château-Rouget Pomerol 2014
Domenico Clerico Barolo Aeroplanservaj 2013
Clos de Los Siete Red Blend 2015The 2015 vintage reminds me to some extent of my hometown of Bordeaux because of the high levels of rain. The Malbec once again demonstrated its versatility, revealing itself in all its glory in this wine of which it constitutes 58% of the blend. The tell-tale signs of its presence are expressed in the attractive ruby red colour and purple tints around the edges, and the bouquet bursting with aromas of violet and red fruit with predominant notes of plum, later complemented by scents of black fruit and spices from the nice ripe Merlot and the Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate, the attack is pleasant and sweet with a fleshy, full-bodied texture that is well-balanced. The smoothness of the Malbec and Syrah harmonise with the tannic structure of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, which bestow a flavoursome, lingering finale upon the wine. The subtle hints of aging in wood barrels only serve to add complexity to this blend, which boasts all the typical elegance of cool vintage years, promising excellent aging potential. A fine example to enjoy. Cheers!
Argentiera Villa Donoratico 2016Villa Donoratico is a very large and complex wine that never falls into banality, showing a character deeply attached to his area of origin. Matured in oak casks, extraordinary in its drinkability and his fidelity to the type that can give way to the sensations of red fruits on the nose, and slightly spicy on the palate with a nice ending note reminiscent of licorice.
Fattoria del Cerro Rosso di Montepulciano 2016The taste is a good balance, fine and with a slight initial tannic. To serve in medium size goblet. Perfect with antipasti, pasta dishes served with red meat sauce or filled pasta, second course of grilled red meat
Cesari Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2013Produced in the boroughs of Negrar, Marano di Valpolicella, Sant'Ambrogio, Fumane, San Pietro in Cariano (the historic area of Valpolicella Classico production). The drying on racks of the Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara grapes until mid January and the ageing in large oak barrels and barriques, together with the long period of rest in bottles, allow us to enjoy this great wine. Suitable with red meat, game and also as a dinner closing wine.
Tenuta Santa Maria alla Pieve Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore 2015With notes reminiscent of the Amarone, the wine is a vivid ruby red color. At the nose, intense hints of cherry, blueberry, licorice and lingering accents of cinnamon and pepper. At the palate, soft and warm structured velvet tannins and a very balanced acidity. Long finish with fruity sensations. Food Pairings: Red meat, game, and savory cheese.