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Delicious Grapes You've Never Heard Of

Intrigue and wonder at the wines of last week.
October 11, 2017


The most intriguing were the white 2015 Cantina Gulino Albanello Pretiosa, the spicy Grignolino and theBordelaise Petit Verdot


2015 Cantine Gulino Albanello Pretiosa: Bright straw, green highlights. Rich fruit aromas, honeydew, apple framed by a zip of lime and salinity. The flavors are rich, mineral and balanced with refreshing acidity. The salinity sneaks out at the finish. 

Very Good to Excellent  21/bottle 18.90/mixed case 17.85/case


2015 Crivelli Marco Grignolino d’Asti: Light cherry red. Robust and fresh aromas, flavors of strawberry, black cherry, balsam and tar. Soft fine tannins in a silky finish.Very Good to Excellent 24/bottle 21.60/mixed case 20.40/case

2015 Botromagno Nero di Troia Murgia Rosso: Dark red fruit, tobacco, spice, and complexity.Layered texture in the finish. Very Good to Excellent  21/bottle 18.90/mixed case 17.85/case

2011 La Colombera Croatina Arche: Deep red. Plums, blueberries, wild cherry with herbal balsamic and nutmeg notes. White pepper and integrated tannin. Harmonic, intense and persistent. Very Good to Excellent  27/bottle 24.30/mixed case 22.95/ca

2016 Paxton Graciano - Biodynamic; Aroma: Heady herbal rather fresh, lighter, pretty herbal; Mouth: Sweet clean smooth, very lightly herbal ; Very Good Plus 19.99; Mixed Case, 17.99; Case, 16.99

2012 For A Song Petit Verdot; Color: very dark red black, not quite opaque; Aroma: earthy nutty, Rather dense, nutty with a sweet plum character; Mouth: juicy and rich very dense, herbal, softened acidity, thick, fine tannins on the finish, good length with a very light wood; Very Good Plus 21; Mixed Case, 18.9; Case, 17.85

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            - Len Rothenberg


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