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Young Market Tasting Prior to Tre B

Tasted March 5, 2019 by Woodbridge Brad with 148 views

Introduction

Only listed are wines I either were very impressed with or really disliked. No real time to linger at this cattle call so my notes are brief. My mission was value driven but at all price points, I don't mind $50 plus if the wine is worth it but $20or below is my price point for value.

Flight 1 (23 notes)

Red
2012 Cantina Tollo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo CagiĆ²lo Riserva Italy, Abruzzi, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Big lush wine, quite lovely. Ready to go yet tons of aging potential.
Red
2012 Cantina Tollo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva 'Mo' Italy, Abruzzi, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
89 points
Big lush dark red, very nicely developed and quite voluptuous, rich flavors soft structure. With seven years development it is ready to go but it has more years of prime time.
Red
2012 Cantina Tollo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Cagiolo Italy, Abruzzi, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
90 points
Awesome wine, like their other Reserva I tasted this is a big dark lush wine that has tons of flavor an a voluptuous personality. Intergrated flavors and tremendous depth.
Red
2013 Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Castello di Brolio Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
90 points
Elegant and lovely a super Chianti but at $50 plus it has competition. Definitely loved it but ... Ready to drink, fully developed and maybe 3-5 years of prime left.
Red
2015 Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
88 points
Lovely with classic mint notes, nice Chianti. Great spice and cherry notes. Ready to drink look at 5-7 years of prime.
Red
2017 Coppo Barbera d'Asti L'Avvocata Italy, Piedmont, Asti, Barbera d'Asti
89 points
Fresh and young, this was a winner although I would age it a few years to give it more depth. As it is a juicy wine that can be drunk now.
Red
2015 Bibi Graetz Testamatta Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
90 points
One of those second mortgage to buy wines that is excellent but overshadowed by other values at this tasting. Definitely not ready to drink with lots stuff that needs resolving. Maybe I will get lucking and taste it again in a few years..
Red - Sparkling
2017 Medici Ermete Lambrusco Reggiano Concerto Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Reggiano
88 points
Lovely Lambrusco, tons of fruit, fairly dry, it would be easy to slip into this one. I will keep in mind for this May went I am there.
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Red - Sparkling
2016 Medici Ermete Reggiano Solo Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Reggiano
87 points
Fresh easy and juicy. Wish I could find myself serving wines like this more often but I don't.
Red
2015 Tenuta di Nozzole Il Pareto Toscana IGT Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
92 points
Dynamite wine, pricy but worth it. The essence of Cabernet in an elegant wine. Ready to drink now I think it can see it going 7-9 years more in prime.
Red
2013 Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva La Forra Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
88 points
Gave this one a star, but it is pricy. Classic character, very clean, lovely balance and finish. Drinking nicely but there is at least 3-5 years of prime flavor left.
Red
2016 Fattoria Nicodemi Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Italy, Abruzzi, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Funky vege, pass on
Red
2015 Di Giovanna Nero d'Avola Sicilia Italy, Sicily, Sicilia
Did not impress me, big no
Red
2014 Vino Lauria Terre Siciliane Zio Paolo Italy, Sicily, Terre Siciliane
88 points
Lovely but moderate wine, not the fruit bomb or ponderous wine. Easy drinking and nice complexity
Red
2014 Castello di Ama Chianti Classico Gran Selezione San Lorenzo Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
91 points
Awesome Chianti bit pricy but worth it. Showing at prime now but it has 5-7 years of prime flavors.
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Red
2015 Castello di Albola Chianti Classico Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
86 points
Solid wine at a good price.
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Red
2014 Castello di Albola Chianti Classico Riserva Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
89 points
A definite step up from the Classico but worth it. Great value. Ready but 2-4 years of prime left.
Red
2014 Rocca di Montemassi Maremma Toscana Italy, Tuscany, Maremma, Maremma Toscana
91 points
Pretty fabulous, big, big wine but not overdone. Complex worth finding and lingering with.
Red
2015 Arnaldo-Caprai Montefalco Rosso Italy, Umbria, Montefalco, Montefalco Rosso
87 points
Really ready to drink, nice red, dec ent price.
Red
2014 Buglioni Valpolicella Classico Superiore Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Valpolicella Classico Superiore
good
Red
2014 Buglioni Ripasso della Valpolicella Classico Superiore Il Bugiardo Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Ripasso della Valpolicella Classico Superiore
88 points
Nice wine worth trying again
Red
2017 Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon Italy, Tuscany, Maremma, Maremma Toscana
87 points
solid wine great value
Red
2016 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG
forgettable
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