Mastroberardino 2007 “Radici” Taurasi

Mastroberardino produces a range of great wines, but it truly excels with its Aglianico bottlings. The grape is an ancient varietal that dates back to antiquity. It’s sometimes cited as being the grape of  falernian, one of the great wines of ancient Rome....

Contadi Castaldi 2007 “Brut Satèn” Franciacorta

 Sparkling wine is one of the great  pleasures in life.   Sadly, there are only a few wine regions that really truly do a spectacular  bubbly. In Italy, Franciacorta is such a place.  For the past decade, this wine region in Lombardy has been pushing the envelope on...

Michele Chiarlo 2007 “Tortoniano” Barolo

Barolo is the luxury that no one should do without. In the world of wine, it is like royalty. When a bottle of Barolo is priced under $40, it’s often worth picking up. When it’s  under $40 and this good, it’s essential. Michele Chiarlo is one of the...

Rivetto 2007 “Lirano Soprano” Barbera D’Alba

Rivetto is well known for their Barolo, which is all well and good. Those bottles earn their high price tags, but the hidden gem in the line up is their Barbera d’Alba. Along with the pinot-like complexity and deft marriage of flavors. This is at it’s...

Tenuta Belguardo 2007 Belguardo

This property is located in the ancient lands of the Etruscans, today known as Maremma. Over the past twenty years, this coastal region of Tuscany has emerged from history to become the epicenter of the Super Tuscan movement. Warmer than the rest of Tuscany, Maremma...