19 Oct Legends of Italy Tasting Sat. 10/21
Saturday, October 21
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
Join us as we taste some of Italy’s finest wines including two of the most iconic Tuscan wines, Biserno Il Pino and Sassicaia!
NV Valdo Prosecco
On Sale $12.99
A juicy note of white peach puree is enlivened by pickled ginger, candied lemon zest and orchard blossom hints in this fresh, easy-drinking Prosecco. Drink now.
The Wine Spectator
2014 Bruno Giacosa Arneis, Piedmont
On Sale $24.99
This is fantastic. Gorgeous acidity and minerality with dried pear and apple. Lemon and other ctirus undertones; hints of grapefruit. Full to medium body. Very long and fresh. You want to drink this in warm weather to freshen up. Drink now.
92 Points, James Suckling
2013 Biserno Il Pino, Tuscany
On Sale $49.99
A soft and round textured red with blueberry, walnut and black tea character. Some lead pencil. Medium body, fresh finish. Luscious finish. A blend of cabernet franc, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold.
95 Points, James Suckling
Also 94 Points, The Wine Advocate
2014 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri-Sassicaia, Tuscany
On Sale $189.99
This is my official review of the 2014 Bolgheri Sassicaia after having been graciously invited to the estate for various barrel samples spanning back several years. I have watched the evolution of this wine with a close eye and am impressed by how its real quality is diametrically opposed to the poor expectations of this difficult vintage. The nose is redolent of bright fruit and blackberry. Spice, tar and leather appear subtly at the back. The wine took on considerable weight each year I came back to taste it and this vintage was bottled earlier than average, precisely to give it more time to unwind and relax in the small confines of the bottle. This is a solid effort for sure and the wine is a stunning example of what it takes to make great wine, even when weather conditions are not in your favor.
93 Points, The Wine Advocate
2012 Gaja Dagromis Barolo, Piedmont
On Sale $74.99
Full, rich with berries and floral notes as well as aromas of licorice, dried herbs and spices. Solid structure and a rich softness as well as a lingering finish.
2011 Masi Costasera Amarone, Veneto
On Sale $52.99
This shows ripe sweet cherries with spices and cigar box. Full with lots of juicy fruit but wonderful precision and linearity. Incredible balance. Drink now or hold.
94 Points, James Suckling