Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2000
Marcarini Barolo Brunate 2004The wine has a magnificent garnet-red color with intense ruby-red reflections, of correct intensity and tonality. The nose is composite, rich, full and persistent, with hints of vanilla, sweet spices, tobacco, mountain hay and underbrush. Impressive taste sensations reveal the wine's imperious, noble, warm and velvety character, and the flavor is long and intense. To be served in crystal glasses with very large bowls.
Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2008Red/black color with no light edges. On the nose, layers of red and black fruits emerge with patience, especially plums and black cherries. The wine is deep and concentrated, with intense and focused oak, chocolate and cranberry, and notes of violets, coffee and licorice. In the mouth it is complex and layered, with still-closed tannins that are very ripe and full. The mid palate is purely defined and delineated, and the finish precise and long. This is a Le Vigne to age.
Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2008Deep red-black color with an intense, soaring perfume of strawberry, red cherries, rose petals and violets. In the mouth, this is very concentrated and intense but possesses good balance and structure, all framed by layers of red and black fruits. Great mid-palate presence, with less of the licorice but more of the floral aspects that Nebbiolo reveals. The ripe tannins will require a bit of patience but it is hard to resist this wine now. Good balance and a precise balance of oak give this wine a long sweet finish.
Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2009Dark red color with hints of purple. Fat ripe black cherries on the nose, plush and forward with hints of vanilla, spices and clove. In the mouth, the fruit is forward and ripe, almost but not quite jammy, kept in harmony by the subtle acidity. It has good attack on the palate, and the mouthfeel is creamy, chocolately and soft with menthol notes. This wine shows the warm Cannubi Boschis terroir to great advantage. The tannins are very sweet and long, but will still require some patience to soften. Though it is more forward and ready than its sibling the Le Vigne Barolo, it still needs time. Finish is long and sweet with oak & spice notes over the black cherries and black fruits.
Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2010Showing bright black cherries, pomegranate, violets and licorice, this is a very harmonious and deceptively powerful wine. This bottling shows power and balance to high degree, and its toned, sleek muscularity emerges in the pure fruit, balance and focused acidity on the palate. Its smooth and integrated mouthfeel make the wine light on its feet for such a complex, tannic and concentrated bottling. Dark cherries, violets and "sottobosco" combine to give this wine the fruit foundation that will sustain the huge tannins through a long life. The finish is bright and smooth, with ripe and full tannins, and ends long and smooth with notes of espresso, spices and cherries.
Roberto Voerzio Barolo Brunate 2009Concentrated and intensely ruby red in color, this superlative Barolo offers complex aromas of super-ripe red currants, raspberries, and cedar beautifully integrated with mineral notes, mushrooms, mocha liqueur, smoke, eucalyptus, and pepper on the nose. Food Pairing: Pair with black truffle risotto, salt crusted prime rib, or roast lamb with currant jelly.
Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2011Unlike its sibling the Barolo Cannubi Boschis, the 2011 Barolo Le Vigne is defined by its internal tightness, muscularity and structure, with an overlay of delicate Nebbiolo perfume. The nose shows black fruits and licorice, black pepper and earthy mineral notes, with cola nut and subtle oak notes. On the palate, this wine is both more tannic and more elegant than its brother - the terroirs from which this wine is made give powerful, ripe tannins to the final wine, and the fruit never seems jammy or overly concentrated. Fruit balance and acidity are excellent and bode well for long-term aging. Finish is long and tight with considerable tannins and minerality. Needs patience.
Luciano Sandrone Barbera d'Alba 2013The inky-purple Barbera 2013 exhibits black and red fruits on the nose, with notes of sage, dark chocolate and "garrigue" (underbrush). The palate is full-bodied, with raspberry and plum fruit, a significant mineral aspect and a balanced oak note that gives this wine its muscle and power. The chewy mid-palate gives this wine excellent flexibility at the table, and the typical acidity of Barbera shines through to give the wine a vibrant, bright and long finish
Luciano Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2011The forward, lush nose of the 2011 Cannubi Boschis shows ripe red and black cherries, raspberries and licorice aromas, with vanillin oak notes and seamless integration. The warm growing season gave us a Barolo Cannubi Boschis of uncommon grace, ripeness and readiness on the palate - this wine has powerful, ripe fruit at center stage in the mouth, with mineral, oak and spice notes in supporting roles. The complexity of this wine comes from its harmony and balance - it is a compelling, toned Barolo, delicious now but with potential to age. The finish is long and sweet with fruit and oak notes.
Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2012Le Vigne Barolo interprets the ancient handed-down wisdom and tradition of Langhe and Barolo of assembling the Nebbiolo grapes from various vineyards. We interpret this historic practice by working only with indigenous yeasts and by keeping the grapes of each vineyard separated during the fermentation and wood ageing, rather than combining them during fermentation.
Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2014
CasaSmith ViNO, Vino Rosso 2016
La Maialina Gertrude 2014These are some of the very finest values in Tuscany. It is a plush wine loaded with jammy, ripe fruit and sweet spices.
Evolúció Evolucio, Tokaj Furmint 2016 2016Color: Clear, light straw. Nose: Intense aromas, ripe peach and floral. Palate: Elegant, rich and mineral, great balance between the intense acidity and discreet residual sugar, it is pleasing and refreshing. Some summer fruits with white pear, citrus and hints of almond on the finish. Food Pairing: The rich fruity flavors and acidity result in a Otherwine that is easy to pair with rich fish based dishes, creamy chicken or even with spicy dishes, also great with cheese especially dry, matured goat cheese. One can experiment with slow cooked beef short ribs, it will benefit from Evolúció's high acid and rich profile.
Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2015The Shiraz Viognier depicts the horse, a symbol of our past when they were the transport and tractor of Yalumba. Nowadays, we enjoy a day at the races watching magnificent thoroughbreds cross the finish line carrying our colours and money!
Domaine Bousquet Malbec 2017Intense violet color. Mushrooms, figs and berries aromas. Medium body and round velvety tannins. Food Pairing: Ideal with pasta and red meat dishes.
Di Majo Norante Sangiovese 2016Bright red in color, aromas of violets and red berries complement undertones of leather and anise. On the palate, this wine is dry and mellow with smooth tannins that make for a crowd-pleasing, easy-to-drink red wine. Food Pairing: Pair this wine with antipasti, Bolognese sauces, game, and ripe cheeses.
Bodegas Lan Crianza 2014Intense red cherry colour. Aromas of red fruits, strawberry, raspberry and cranberry framed by fine nuances of vanilla and toffee. Silky and structured on the palate, it has a long lasting and satisfying finish. Pairings: A perfect wine by the glass. Very versatile and apt to combine with all types of food: cold starters, pasta, pizza, poultry, grilled red meat.
The Seeker Sauvignon Blanc 2017Aromas of zesty lime, grapefruit, and passionfruit with a touch of fresh green herbs. A refreshing and vibrant palate with core of sweet fruit leading to a long and juicy finish. Ideally-suited to shellfish, salads, citrus-sauced dishes, ocean voyages, and park blanket reconnaissance.
Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2017Bright straw in colour with green hues, the 2017 Y Series Viognier has aromas of orange blossom and fresh ginger, with hints of honeysuckle and white flowers. Fresh pineapple, Chinese white tea and dried figs lead into a creamy mid palate with a silky textural finish. Drinks perfectly with harissa chicken or crispy rice pancakes with potato and chickpeas.
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier 2017Crisp, bright, and vivacious, Chenin Blanc Viognier 2017 is an aromatic white blend boasting a bouquet of oroblanco blossoms, honeysuckle, citrus, tropical fruit, and fresh cut green herbs. The bright entry reveals lychee, key lime, white peach, grapefruit, and nectarine flavors. Lemon-lime and balanced acidity carry through the clean, gentle, lingering finish.
Zenato Pinot Grigio 2017This wine is a perfect introduction to the variety. Delicately scented and soft on the palate, it offers classic citrus and floral notes in a balanced elegant style. A great choice for any occasion, but it is ideal with hors d'oeuvres, vegetable soups, fresh garden salads, and grilled sole.
Bodegas-Hermanos-Peciña Rioja Cosecha Tinto 2017
Aia Vecchia Vermentino 2017
Li Veli Fiano 2017
Camporosso Camporosso, Gavi 2016
Stefano Farina Barbera d'Asti 2016