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Showing posts from March, 2009


Antu 2006 Syrah, Chile

I think we picked this up at William Cross Wine Merchant for about $15 and it's a really good value. There is a solid spice to it and an inky black color that makes it a sippin' Syrah.

Zaca Mesa, Santa Ynez Syrah 2004

Picked this up at BevMo on their 5 cent sale. The first cost $19.99 but the second was only 5 cents. What a bargain! This is an incredible example of a central coast Syrah, big, jammy, and a strong smokey finish. Love this stuff, I picked up 6 of them.

Fontanafredda, Barolo Lazzarito 2001

This was also from the tasting of the Tre Bicchiere Producers Tour and was incridably rich and succulent. There was such a depth to this barolo but it was still approachable. $124.99.

Cordero di Montezemolo, Barolo Enrico VI 2004

We went to a special tasting of award winners from the coveted Tre Bicchiere Producers Tour and this was our favorite. Deep cherry and cedar wood notes, plenty of earthy, just very well balanced. $79.99.

Corbu, Marche Rosso

Italian Rosso called Corbu. Very inky black with dried stone fruit notes and a long finish. It was about $15 from William Cross Wine Merchant in San Francisco and tastes like it was $40. Brilliant!

Remole, Toscona

Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Tuscany. Picked this up at an Italian joint. Good balance of oak and spice with enough dried fruit to round everything out.


Aglianico Dry Red Wine from Italy, DOC. From the Vinosia group, this super-dark and rich red has deep dried cherry notes and a black inky hue.