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Zaca Mesa - Grenache Blanc
What a nice alternative to the abused chardonnay! This Grenache Blanc is a bit unusual but will not disappoint you if you like chardonnay. Not too oaky or overpowering. Yellow gold in color with medium rim variation. Medium legs. Honeysuckle and Peach blossom in the nose. Light/Medium bodied. I had it without food but should be great with grilled chicken!
Villa Artimino - Carmignano Riserva Medicea
Crimson in color, with long legs, this Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Cab. Sauv. and Merlot presented some raisin scent which was inviting. Still fruity despite the age and with notes of spicy berries on the palate, this Carmignano RIserva showed character and complexity. Full bodied, with a smooth texture and mild tannins, we had it with a lamb meat sauce pasta. Long finish and left us wanting more.
Marc Bredif - Vouvray Nectar Moelleux
Light gold in color. Medium rim variation. Slow legs. Hints of Honeydew and Mango in the nose. Honey and vanilla flavors for this "meditation wine" with a long finish. A very elegant expression of a dessert wine with the delicate and perfumed character of a chenin blanc. 15 years but it can age even longer.
Calabretta - Etna Rosso
I opened this bottle after exactly one year from last one. The wine has improved and in a blind tasting with friends got a high score. Its color, lighter than a cab, reminds a pinot noir and so does the delicate but complex bouquet. Medium body and balanced acidity makes it perfect with food.
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona - Ateo
I had saved this 1997 Supertuscan for a special occasion. Unfortunately it was corked! Bummer.