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Tenuta Campo al Mare 2012 Bolgheri DOC Vermentino

Tenute Campo al Mare 2012 Bolgheri DOC Vermentino

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Zyme 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella

Zyme 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella


Price: $150

Rating: 16.5/20

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Prunotto 2008 Barolo DOCG


Price: $55

Rating: 15/20

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Badia a Coltibuono 2009 Sangioveto di Toscana

Badia a Coltibuono 2009 Sangioveto di Toscana

Price: $60

Rating: 15.5/20

Region: Tuscany, Italy

Varietal: 100 percent Sangiovese

Production: 666 cases

Alcohol: 14 percent


Tasting Notes:¬†Originally founded as a monastery in 1051, Badia a Coltibuono (Abbey of the Good Harvest) has been owned and managed by the Stucchi-Prinetti family since 1846. The historic property includes a hotel, restaurant, cooking school and more than 170 acres of organically farmed estate vineyards. Produced since 1980 only during the best vintage years, the Sangioveto di Toscana is made from organic grapes grown in the Monti in Chianti appellation. An elegant red wine, it exhibits fragrant aromas of red fruits, violet, vanilla and clove. Medium- to full-bodied in the Continue reading “Badia a Coltibuono 2009 Sangioveto di Toscana – Wine of the Week Review” »



Altadonna Prosecco Superior DOCG

Altadonna Prosecco Superior DOCG

Price: $27

Rating: 14/20

Region: Veneto, Italy

Varietal: 100 percent Glera

Alcohol: 11.5 percent


Tasting Notes:¬†Named for Anna Altadonna, wife of winemaker Stefano Chioccioli and mother of his winemaker son Stefano, Altadonna sources grapes from top vineyards in Tuscany, Lombardy, Sicily and the Veneto. More specifically, the winery’s Prosecco Superiore DOCG comes from the prime growing region of Conegliano Valdobbiadene. Italy’s highest quality assurance label, DOCG translates as “Controlled Designation of Origin Guaranteed.” An extra dry sparkling wine, Altadonna Prosecco offers sweet lemon, apple and peach flavors with complex mineral notes Continue reading “Altadonna Prosecco Superiore DOCG – Wine of the Week Review” »



Cesari 2008 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC

Cesari 2008 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC

Price: $63

Rating: 15/20

Region: Veneto, Italy

Varietal: 70 percent Corvina, 20 percent Molinara & 10 percent Rondinella

Alcohol: 14.5 percent


Tasting Notes:¬†Gerardo Cesari founded his eponymous winery in 1936 with the goal of making outstanding Amarone. Today, his son and grandchildren carry on the family business. The 2008 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is made in the traditional manner from indigenous grape varietals partially dried for three to four months before pressing. Aged in Slavonian oak barrels for three years and in the bottle for at least eight months, the result is impressive and full- Continue reading “Cesari 2008 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOC – Wine of the Week Review” »