Daily Archives: July 2, 2024

Vallepicciola Toscana Pievasciata 2021 $12 (91 points)

Fresh and taut, this red offers balance, setting the stage for its black currant, cherry and orange peel flavors. Oak spice, mint and wild herb accents add detail on the long finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. Drink now through 2028. 27,000 cases made, 4,500 cases imported. Source : 68d99447de1c300016c1508068526588

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Alzinger Riesling Smaragd Wachau Ried Hollerin 2022 $60 (94 points)

Notes of meadow flowers and a gentle edge belie the power in this white. Lemony acidity sings throughout, giving energy to green apple and pear accents. Velvety in feel, this is shored up with a crunchy layer of smoky mineral and salt notes. Still wound up but will only improve with time in bottle. Drink now through 2032. Source : …

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Villa a Sesta Chianti Classico Riserva 2018 $33 (95 points)

Packed with cherry, raspberry and floral notes deftly arranged on an agile frame, with a hint of tar. Grippy tannins sneak up on the finish, yet overall this red is balanced, juicy and long. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2042. 5,000 cases made, 600 cases imported. Source : 730fc6f2f0c22ddb7ca1e56aa01581b3

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Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 6/30/24

Hello and welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them to my magazine on Flipboard, but for those of you who aren’t Flipboard-inclined, here’s everything I’ve strained out of the wine-related muck for the week. We Might Owe Wine To The Asteroid That Killed The Dinosaurs 66 Million Years …

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