Saturdays at One - Volume 21

Tasted Saturday, May 1, 2010 by wineismylife with 639 views

Flight 1 (12 Notes)

  • 2005 Orsolani Erbaluce di Caluso La Rustia 90 Points

    Italy, Piedmont, Northern Piedmont, Erbaluce di Caluso

    WIML90?

    Yellow color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Nose of lychee, pineapple, pear and wet stones. Flavors of dried pineapple, crisp apples and lychee. Bright acidity, light to medium body. Drink now.

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  • 2008 Attems Pinot Grigio Venezia Giulia IGT 90 Points

    Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Venezia Giulia IGT

    WIML90

    Yellow color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Nose of pineapple, grapefruit and a hint of cherry. Flavors of grapefruit and yellow pears. Medium acidity, light to medium body. Drink now.

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  • 2008 Michele Chiarlo Gavi Le Marne 90 Points

    Italy, Piedmont, Gavi

    WIML90

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Nose of wet stones, tropical fruits and a bit of vanilla. Flavors of pineapple, yellow pears and lychee. Medium to bright acidity, light body. Drink now.

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  • 2005 Cantina Terlan Gewürztraminer Lunare 91 Points

    Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige, Alto Adige, Alto Adige - Südtirol

    WIML91-92

    Yellow color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Nose of pineapple, papaya, lychee and apricot. Flavors of apricot stone, ginger, pineapple and a hint of lemon. Medium to bright acidity, medium body. Drink over the short term.

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  • 2006 Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 90 Points

    Italy, Piedmont, Asti, Barbera d'Asti

    WIML90?

    Garnet color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Nose of smoke, black cherries, black berries and a hint of thistle. Flavors of black cherries, black berries and a hint of bitters with a dash of minerals. medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannins, medium body. Drink over the short term with a little air time before serving.

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  • 2007 Brigaldara Valpolicella 88 Points

    Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella

    WIML88-

    Light garnet to garnet color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Nose of dried herbs, hint of anise and berries. Flavors of cranberries and red berries. Medium to bright acidity, light to medium tannins, light to medium body. Drink over the short term.

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  • 2008 Guidobono Barbera d'Alba 91 Points

    Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba

    WIML91

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Nose of smoke, potpourri, black berries and a bit of pepper. Rich black berries flavors with added notes of black cherries. Bright acidity, medium tannins, medium body. Drink over the short term, perhaps into the medium term?

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  • 2003 Tommaso Bussola Valpolicella Classico Superiore Tb 90 Points

    Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Valpolicella Classico Superiore

    WIML90

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Nose of melted red licorice, currants, smoke, berries and a hint of leather. Flavors of currants, berries and herbs. Medium acidity, tannins and body. Drink over the short term, perhaps into the medium term?

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  • 2004 Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco 91 Points

    Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo

    WIML91-92

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Nose of florals, black berries and spices. Flavors of black berries and black cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannins, medium to full bodied. Hold.

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  • 2005 Giovanni Corino Barolo Vigna Giachini 94 Points

    Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo

    WIML94+?

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Nose of anise, black berries, camphor and a bit of forest floor. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and a hint of cranberries. Bright acidity, firm tannins, full bodied. Hold, perhaps up to ten years before trying again.

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  • 2007 Sanglier Cellars Syrah Kick Ranch 90 Points

    USA, California, Sonoma County

    WIML90-91?

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Nose of blueberries, smoke, potpourri up front but later with time revealing added notes of cocoa powder and a bit of currant. Flavors of berries and raspberries. medium acidity, medium to firm tannins, medium body. Drink now with a little air or continue to hold into the medium term.

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  • 2005 Saxum Cuvée Rocket Block James Berry Vineyard 93 Points

    USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles

    WIML93-94?

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear hue throughout. Rich and pretty nose of mixed dark fruits, florals, tar and a little dried herbs. Rich flavors of berries, currants, cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity and tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.

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