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Rossboss 95

2009 Azienda Agricola Maravalle - (Tenuta Vitalonga) Phi
Definitely has entered its drinking window - lush and smooth, this is dark purple with and amazing never fading nose of sweet berry clusters. Full bodied with well-hidden alcohol, it never took a break and continued to open up throughout the meal; so much so that we bought a bottle of something different just so it could last! Flavors of blueberry, cedar; grilled meat and a very different blend of montepulciano and cab franc - certainly different for something from Umbria - at least rare for the US market. Definitely an impressive wine and fantastic value - looking forward to bottle #2!

(Tasted Jul 17, 2014)

Rossboss 92

2007 Badiola - Acquagiusta
Amazing value indeed - dark purple with fast legs. Silky and velvety mouth feel, black cherry, vanilla, spice box. Medium acid and smooth tannins - opened and let breath for ~30 mins but some decanting time might have been nice. Was definitely in a good drinking window and was the right wine for a meaty meal. Was not disappointed one bit.

(Tasted Jul 12, 2014)

Rossboss 92

2008 De Tomas Napa Valley Red Wine
Was worth the $25 investment - you might laugh at the "a $100 wine for $25" but it's completely believable when you consider the drinkability of this ~ 6 year old wine, the spring mountain location and the structure of this wine it is very impressive. There is richness heft and power from the merlot and Cabernet with the petite sirah giving this a a little something on the finish a little spice that raises an eyebrow. Tannins are smooth and the alcohol is hardly noticeable. A pleasure and amazing value. Wine of the day.

(Tasted Jul 4, 2014)

Rossboss 92

2007 Mystery Wine Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 5
What a remarkable deal for what turned out to be a delicious and extremely well structured Cabernet that shows the terroir of Wash St. and the excellence of the vintage. Delicious black currant and oak, some tannin structure but not harsh. Extremely thick looking purple color. Alcohol seemed reasonable. Very impressive for the price and quality. Sorry to see the last one go but it went out on top.

(Tasted Jul 4, 2014)

Rossboss 90

NV Kirkland Signature - Champagne
Was worried this had past its peak on the one hand but champagne typically lasts. Dominant but pleasant apple flavors, easy drinking. Bronze tinged. Enjoyable and delicious.

(Tasted Jul 4, 2014)

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Giovanni Chiappini - Liena
2010 Giovanni Chiappini - Liena
Italy - Tuscany - Toscano/Toscana IGT
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Rossboss consumed (9 days ago)
Azienda Agricola Maravalle - (Tenuta Vitalonga) Phi
2009 Azienda Agricola Maravalle - (Tenuta Vitalonga) Phi
Italy - Umbria
Proprietary Blend

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Azienda Agricola Maravalle - (Tenuta Vitalonga) Phi
2009 Azienda Agricola Maravalle - (Tenuta Vitalonga) Phi
Score: 95
Drink date: 2012-2022
Definitely has entered its drinking window - lush and smooth, this is dark purple with and amazing n...

Rossboss added (17 days ago)
Rotem & Mounir Saouma - Chateauneuf-du-Pape Omnia
2010 Rotem & Mounir Saouma - Chateauneuf-du-Pape Omnia
France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape
Rhone Blend

Rossboss consumed (17 days ago)
Badiola - Acquagiusta
2007 Badiola - Acquagiusta
Italy - Tuscany - Maremma Toscana IGT
Proprietary Blend

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