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Italian Wine Regions

The heritage of Italians with wine dates back many millennia. However, before three wars and several political misadventures during the first half of the 20th century, this incredible legacy began to …

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Redi 2009 Oroaio Toscano

Redi 2009 Orbaio Toscano

A beautiful balance of classic Tuscan Sangiovese and muscular Cabernet. Cocoa-dusted spice and lush dark fruit on the palate meld into tart cherry and mineral. Elements of anise and toast emerge …

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Rocca delle Macie 2008 Ser Gioveto

Rocca delle Macie 2008 Ser Gioveto

Super Tuscan Wine ReviewI often describe Italian wines like this as a conversation between Italian winemakers and wine drinkers in America. We ask for a taste of the old country, and …

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Poggio Scalette 2012 Chianti Classico

The Greve Valley is lined with terraced vineyards. Looking across the valley from this winery, those stone walls can look like a giant scallete (ladder, in Italian).  At least it did for the …

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Bacio Divino 2006 Pazzo, Napa

I was surprised when I saw this on the wine shelves. Ialways have a bottle of two in my cellar, and I always pay around$30 a bottle… gladly. A Sangiovese that …

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Luna 2007 Sangiovese, Napa

Year in year out, this is one of the best cal-ital wines made. Brilliant cranberry and leather notes balance out on a ripe framework, with a touch of nutmeg and potpourri …

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Di Majo Norante 2002 Ramitello

This wine, made from 80% Montepulciano and 20% Aglianico, is not for the faint of heart. The nose is a rich combination of cloves, blackberry, orange peel, and a bit of …

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