Valdipiatta 2010 Chianti Colli Senesi

  Colli Senesi is the wine region surrounding the Tuscan town of Siena. Two of Chianti’s top wine regions –Montepulciano and Montalcino– are located there.  Valdipiatta is a well regarded producer of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. This bottling...

Castello Banfi 2007 Excelsus, Montalcino

While it may be sacrilege to grow Merlot in the very heart of Tuscany, this wine may be worth damnation. A deft but decadent Merlot-Cabernet blend that spans a framework of lush chocolate and cassis, along with an elegant and tailored earth component. Flowing and...

Vino Divino

As a follow-up to our trip to Tuscany, here are the best among scores of wines tasted, whether at the winery, an enoteca, with meals, or sitting around the campfire: 10. Coltarenzio Muller- Thurgau, 2005…aromatic and spicy, balanced by crisp minerality and an...