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CORKSCREWs REVIEWs TOP ITALIAN REDS OF 2013

 

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Tenuta Poggio Verrano-Dromos-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Alicante-Sangiovese-Cabernet Franc-Maremma Toscana-Italy-2005-14.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of elegant dark fruits and spice, a great nose, dark purple in color.  A medium to full bodied smooth Super Tuscan, with black currants, black cherry, plum, tobacco and chocolate on a spiced long finish.  A really enjoyable blend, decant, years left to enjoy.  Not sure what wine WS tried.           RP-93           WS-81           WE-91           CR-93           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

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Fattoria Rodano-Rodano-Monna Claudia-Cabernet Sauvignon-Sangiovese-Toscana-Chianti-Italy-2007-14.5% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Super Tuscan blend, with black cherry, blueberry, tar and spice on finish, very smooth and balanced, still has many years left.           WS-93           CR-92           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

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David Sterza-Amarone-Corvina-Rondinella-Molinara-Della Valpolicella-Classico-Veneto-Italy-2007-15% Alcohol-$35.00-A nose of cherries and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red blend, with black cherry, raisin and cinnamon, very smooth and easy drinker.  Classy and elegant.           WE-93           CR-92           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

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Azienda Agricola Campo Alla Sughera-Arnione-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Merlot-Petit Verdot-Bolgheri-Italy-2006-14.5% Alcohol-$28.99-A nose of silky red fruit and spice, dark garnet in color.  A smooth full bodied Super Tuscan red blend with raspberry, cherry, blueberry, chocolate and vanilla on finish.  Still young, decant, a steal under $30.           RP-87           WS-93           CR-92           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

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Alberto Giannotti-Diadema-Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot-Syrah-Super Tuscan-Toscano-Tipica-Italy-2007-13.55 Alcohol-$56.99-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A full blooded Super Tuscan, with blackberries, black cherry, licorice, and long spicy finish, a elegant but powerful blend.  The bottle is encrusted with Swarovski crystals.           WS-95           CR-92           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

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AZ.AGR Nottola LTD.-Anterivo-Sangiovese-Merlot-Toscana-Italy-2008-14.5% Alcohol-$20.49-A nose of dark fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Super Tuscan blend with blackberry, black cherry, coffee, minerals and spice on finish.  A very good blend, still young, decant.  Nice label.           RP-90           WS-92          CR-91           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

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Marco Mantengoli-La Rasina-Brunello Di Montalcino-Sangiovese-Montalcino-Italy-2004-14.5% Alcohol-$24.99-A nose of dark sweet fruits and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied red wine, with blackberries, plum, some black cherry, vanilla and spice on smooth finish.  Decant for a couple hours, great QPR.           RP-90          WS-93           CR-91           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

 

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Piancornello di Pieri Silvana-Brunello Di Montalcino-Sangiovese-Tuscany-Italy-2004-14.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of dark fruit and spice, dark amber in color.  A medium to full bodied, a bit tart, with cherries, plums, with cola and spice, was better than a few years ago.           RP-89           WS-89           WE-91           CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

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Valeria Vigano & Luca Orsini-Le Cinciole-Chianti Classico-Sangiovese-Italy-2009-14.0% Alcohol-$17.98-A nose of cherry and spice, dark garnet in color.  A medium bodied Chianti, with cherries, berries, plum, smooth and elegant with a spicy finish.           RP-91           CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

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AZ Vinicola Falesco-Marciliano-Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc-Umbria-Italy-14.0% Alcohol-$29.99-A nose of black cherry and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Super Tuscan, with cheery, plums, currant, with licorice and chocolate, has a long spiced finish.  A solid blend, still young.           RP-90           WS-90           WE-93          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

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CVBR Spa-Fontalpino-Chianti Classico-Sangiovese-Tuscany-Italy-2009-14.0% Alcohol-$18.55-A nose of cherry and earth, dark garnet in color.  A medium bodied red blend, with black cherry, plum, spices on smooth finish, a easy drinker, good QPR.           WS-92          CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

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Tenuta Carlina-La Togata-Brunello Di Montalcino-Sangiovese-Tuscany-Italy-2006-13.5% Alcohol-$39.99-A nose of dark fruits and spices, dark garnet in color.  A medium to full bodied Brunello, with raspberry, cherry, cassis, some licorice and spice on elegant finish.  A very good wine, decant for a couple hours.           RP-88           WS-95 (WS Top 100 #17- 2011)           CR-90           Good with meats, chicken, pasta.

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