After work wine from Italy

Pinnacoli Primitivo di Manduria 2008 –

Type: Primitivo / Red
Region: Puglia, Italy
Year: 2008
Price range: $$ ($15 – $30)

I call this the NOT wine. Not too dry, Not that smooth, Not a long lasting finish, however not a bad drinking wine. Not sure if this would be considered full bodied as described on the bottle. However, with all that said, this was a good wine and far from average. Pair this with a plate of brie and salami for a pleasing snack.

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Delicate and gentle Brut – Santa Margherita Prosecco Brut

Santa Margherita Prosecco Brut –

Type: Glera / Prosecco
Region: Valdobbiadene DOC, Italy
Year: N/V
Price range: $$ ($15 – $30)

Sometimes the delicate and gentle things get our attention. A delicate Brut would get my attention and this Santa Margherita Prosecco Brut commanded our attention. The mild sweetness contained in this semi dry sparkling wine has a well rounded body that is very enjoyable. The fruit flavor profiles are feathery and can almost go unnoticeable in the lively array of bubbles if you don’t pay attention, but as I said before, you will pay attention to this Santa Margherita Prosecco Brut because this delicate beauty deserves 100% once released. Enjoy my friends!

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Michele Chiarlo Barbera d’Asti Le Orme 2010

Type: Barbera / Red
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Year: 2010
Price range: $ (Less < $15)

Le Orme is an enticing red wine, bursting with juicy blackberry, black currant and spice flavors accented by touches of violet and mineral. Barbera’s vibrant acidic structure and easygoing tannins make it a great table red.

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2011 Fontana Candida Terre Dei Grifi

Blend of 50% Malvasia Bianca di Candia, 30% Trebbiano Toscano, 10% Malvasia del Lazio, 10% Greco.

A little gem in a bottle is how I would describe this 2011 Fontana Candida Terre Dei Grifi white wine. A blend of several grape varietals that together present a flowery note presented in a pale green apple appearance. pleasantly surprising earthy texture that leaves your palette clean and smooth.

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Santa Christina Annata Toscana 2011

This Santa Christina Annata Toscana 2011 offers ruby color with blackberry and mocha aroma. On the palate, jammy blackberry and pleasing soft finish. Mild tanning. It needs to open. I would say leave it one hour before drink.

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Sportoletti Assisi Rosso 2007

This Sportoletti Assisi Rosso 2007 offers dark cherry with heavy licorice flavor. It’s need to open for minimum few hours. I would recommend over night. Once it opens up there is juicy jammy blackberry and hint of Tobacco aroma. Full-bodied and dry. Last long mild flavor and strong side of tannin. I thought it had little bitter after taste.

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Santa Cristina Umbria IGT 2012

This Santa Cristina Annata 2012 offers very light golden color with green apple, lime and lemongrass aroma. Its balanced with acidity and dryness. I tasted little floral notes in the mouth on the finish.

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Villa Antinori Toscana 2010 Red Blend

This Villa Antinori Toscana 2010 offers dark ruby color with intense and complex aroma. There is peppery spice, dark chocolate and I think cut grass. For the palate, long lasting ripe cherry and raspberry flavors with mild tannins.

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Cecci Villa Cerna Chianti Classico Riserva 2010

This Cecci Villa Cerna Chianti Classico Riserva 2010 offers plum color and tabacco, blackberry and smokey flavor. It has supple tannins and nice acidity on the finish. However, I found little flat on the palate. It was little bit dry side for me.

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Castello d’Albola Chianti Classico 2009

This Castello d’Albola Chianti Classico offers black cherry color with full of dark berries and rich spice. The palate is simple, light and fruity like blackberry, raspberry and hint of tart of blackberry. It is delicate and fresh.

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