wine - Stefania Wines visits Dallas!

Urbano Cafe, Dallas, Texas

Tasted November 13, 2012 by wineismylife with 467 views

Introduction

Stefania Wine was in town on business and wanted to get together with some of the locals. Who are we to question such wisdom? Six of us gathered at Urbano for another great night of excellent company, good food and lovely wines. Our theme for the evening was Italian wines. Here are the results:

Flight 1 - White Flight (1 note)

A lovely Italian white from the northern part of Italy to start things off.

White
2009 G.D. Vajra Langhe Riesling Petracine Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC
92 points
WIML92

Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lime, apricot, camphor and wet stones. Flavors of lime, apricot, peach and minerals. Medium to bright acidity, light to medium body. Drink or hold.

Flight 2 - Italian Reds (4 notes)

I nice selection of Italian Reds, all with at least 11 years of age.

Red
1997 Giovanni Corino Barolo Vecchie Vigne Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
92 points
WIML92

Tasted non blind.

Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pepper, laquer and black cherries. Flavors of berries, raspberries and cherries. Bright acidity, medium tannins, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold.
Red
2001 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino
92 points
WIML92

Tasted non blind.

Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, plum, pepper and florals. Flavors of plums, berries and minerals. Medium acidity, medium tannins, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold.
Red
2001 Argiano Solengo Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
93 points
WIML93

Tasted non blind.

Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of perfume, pepper, plum and currants. Flavors of berries, raspberries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannins, full bodied. Drink or hold.
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Red
2001 Antinori Solaia Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
93 points
WIML93

Tasted non blind.

Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose is a little tight showing aromas of roses, pepper and mixed dark fruits. Rich flavors of berries, cherries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannins, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold.

Flight 3 - Other Reds (2 notes)

Our honored guest brought one of his wines for us sample. One of our group members brought a special bottle from his offsite storage to share.

Red
2008 Stefania Cabernet Sauvignon Crimson Clover USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Clara Valley
91 points
WIML91

Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, flowers, currants and white pepper. Flavors of berries, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannins, full bodied. Drink or hold.
Red
1996 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
WIMLNR

Tasted non blind. Allowed to slow-O about four hours before serving.

Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pepper, berries, cherries and plums. Flavors of berries, plums and raspberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannins, medium to full bodied. Slightly clipped finish and not as full and expressive on the nose and palate as expected so no rating. Hold.
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