Panzano, Chianti Classico visit

Well, let’s see, I have yet to finish my piece on Sicily, I haven’t yet written about my exciting stop in Franciacorta, and then there’s my four days in Verona for Vin Italy 2016, but at least I have a few minutes to post some pictures from today’s visits: Fontodi, Castello di Rampolla and La…

Monferrato Cabernet Sauvignon – 2008 Accornero Centenario

12 January, 2018 2008 Accornero Centenario  “Classic CS – aromas, flavors, structure – though by classic, I mean the Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa and Sonoma that I began drinking twenty years ago (and those were largely 10-20 years old already). So that classic. Has nothing to do with the CS that most are opening today, a year or…

2011 Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore – a tale of two wines

had picked these up in August of this year; shipping to my house occurred about 3 months later, after it had cooled down. Which is to say that the wine has had about 45 days of rest before I pulled the cork. This is something I rarely do, most of my new-release purchases are stored…

2007 Az. Agr. Montevetrano IGT

It was only two months ago that I spent a perfect spring afternoon with Silvia Imparato, the vision and force behind the wines of Montevetrano. My time with her, roughly three hours, fills my heart and mind to this day, to this minute. Silvia is an astonishing woman, larger-than-life, a blend of education, wit, ambition,…