Brunello Di Montalcino

    Fall is Great Brunello Weather

    I just don’t drink enough Brunello! But, other than those living in the heart of Tuscany, who really drinks enough great Italian wine? There are plenty of so-so or down right unpalatable Chianti wines. There are some good ones as well, of course. But for the true expression of the Sangiovese grape and Tuscany’s finest, you have to drink Brunello. Now there is a drawback and that’s price.

    4 readers - By Howard W. Hewitt

    Alan Kerr’s Vintage’s October 25th Release – Tasting Notes

    Tuscan wines are the feature this release and I can state there are good quality wines to be found at both ends of the pricing structure. Not too many other wines to report on as little else was sent to sample. There is a Chilean sub release, but my palate was done after tasting these big Tuscan beauts. 378257 BANFI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2009 $59.

    4 readers - By Gang of Pour On Wine

      Oct. 25 LCBO Wine Picks: Tuscany + Chile

      Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews - - 4 readers - The next batch of wines from the upcoming LCBO VINTAGES release will be on shelves this Saturday, October 25th. Some stores actually put wines on shelves a few days earlier - keep this in mind as you begin your holiday shopping. This release highlights so-called "Trophy Wines" from the old world region of Tuscany, while the secondary feature is on the rising wines from the new ...

      Grilled lamb in good company!

      The Iron Chevsky Wine Blog - - 1 readers - Great dinner last weekend at Chris & Molly's (our dear friends) - Chris is a master griller and he impressed once again with his lamb chops! (pun intended). Serious winos in attendance contributed a tasty array of wines. While most of the wines delivered, the consensus seemed to be that the 1996 Clape Cornas stole the show with the lamb.

      The Three Big B's of Italy at SFWC

      Wine Maven in Training - - 1 readers - Last month in wine school at the San Francisco Wine Center we were educated about the subtle but significant differences between the 3 Big B’s of Italy: Barolo, Brunello & Barbaresco. Mauro Cirilli, Italy's top Sommelier, returned to SFWC for another round of his Italian wine series. These 3 wines (named for their regions) are known for their longevity, structure, acidity ...

      Stem Wine Group Gala Tasting at Ottawa’s Museum of Nature-October 22, 2014

      Natalie MacLean - - By Jane Staples The Stem Wine Group organized a very polished and elegant wine tasting event which took place at Ottawa’s Museum of Nature on October 22. This was Stem Group’s 10th anniversary and they have a great deal to celebrate, having gone from representing 9 wineries in 2005 to over 50 wineries at this year’s event, with over 125 wines featured.

    The latest about Brunello Di Montalcino

      Grilled lamb in good company!

      … mature, great acidity, silky and charming. From the master of Cote de Beaune - Michel Lafarge. Dehlinger has got to be one of the most satisfying new world producers of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Maybe it's because it's one with the most old-world sensibilities in their wines. Russian River Valley based, they make wines that taste real…

      1 readers - By Iron Chevsky/ The Iron Chevsky Wine Blog

      Alan Kerr’s Vintage’s October 25th Release – Tasting Notes

      … Some pretty aromas of perfumed black fruit, thyme, cherry, tree bark and cigar leaf; sadly a little lean on the palate, tannins are dusty, but non aggressive. Find this wine 164707 LEONARDO CHIANTI RISERVA 2010 $19.95 Quite intense and stimulating, with a smoky/bacon note backed up with clove, plum, dried fruit and cave air. Fruit on the palate…

      4 readers - By Gang of Pour On Wine

      Oct. 25 LCBO Wine Picks: Tuscany + Chile

      …, British Columbia, Canada (#391797) (D) - $16.95 FLAT ROCK UNPLUGGED CHARDONNAY 2013 - VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada (#068015) (XD) - $16.95 YALUMBA THE Y SERIES VIOGNIER 2013 - South Australia (#624502) (XD) - $16.95 TAWSE SKETCHES OF NIAGARA RIESLING 2013 - VQA Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada (#089029) (M…

      4 readers - By Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

      Fall is Great Brunello Weather

      … sipping a killer Piccini Villa al Cortile 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. Full disclosure: This is an $80 bottle of wine in my wine rack as a trade sample. The online ratings were all over the place but I liked it a lot. Picini is a very old name with more than 100 years of winemaking experience. The wine is aged in stainless steel and oak…

      4 readers - By Howard W. Hewitt

      The Three Big B's of Italy at SFWC

      … Scarpa, Tettineive (in Neive) 1990 Ceretto, Bricco Asili (in Barbaresco) Next, the Barolos. Meaty, savory, rich with sweet spices, violets and roses, rhubarb, licorice and fennel. The 2001 even had an interesting combination of mint crème and butter toffee along with tar and dried flowers. It was tough to pick a favorite in this group but all of them…

      1 readers - By Wine Maven in Training

      On Spaghetti Westerns and Brunello. @michaelnemcik

      … Thanks to Michael Young of Palm Bay Imports, I had a chance to enjoy this bottle of Brunello the other night at Union restaurant in Pasadena. (if you haven’t tried this place yet, do yourself a favor and get over there. Seriously.) Col d’ Orcia 1997 Brunello di Montalcino was the perfect wine to compliment Chef Bruce Kalman’s hearty, local…

      2 readers - By Joanie Karapetian/ Italian Wine Geek

      On The Road - 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano,Valdicava

      …We are on tour in the south of Sweden for a couple of days. And of course I bring my own entourage of bottles... :-) During my Brunello project I tasted a few vintages from Valdicava and liked them all, especially the stunning 1990, see below. This is the first bottle of Valdicava´s Riserva wine I open. 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna…

      5 readers - By Barolista

      A traditional afternoon with the wines of Carpineto

      … Carpineto Molin Vecchio 2004 Carpineto brings “la Toscana e i suoi vini magliori” to the world. The producer near Greve in Chianti fashions wines from most of the better, best, requisite and constituent locales of Tuscany. The Carpineto library has been laid down from foundations in the DOC and DOCGs of Montereggio, Chianti Classico, Vino…

      4 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Brunello di Montalcino producers to sue over fake wine

      … Brunello di Montalcino's producer council has said it will take legal action against anyone found responsible for the stash of €1m-worth of falsely labelled wine seized by Italian police. The town of Montalcino that has given its name to one of Italy's best-known wines Italy's financial police agency has seized 160,000 litres - around 220,000…

      11 readers - By Decanter

      2003 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Blackberries and...

      … 2003 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Blackberries and plums. Fruit leather. Anise. Balsamic. Sage and fennel. Tart red cherry on the palate with earth and sage. Unfortunately a little past its prime - dies a little mid-palate. 2/5 bones $$$ Sangiovese 13.5% abv Tuscany, ITALY …

      5 readers - By Shiba Sommelier