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2012 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana IGT Red Bordeaux Blend
2/18/2020 - pgb67 wrote:
91 points
One of my favorite Italian wines because it of its consistency - with notes of red plum, fig and cherry, accented by tobacco and spice. This picked up steam over time and seems to have plenty of life left. Good acidity and overall flavor.
  • pgb67 commented:

    2/19/20, 4:29 AM - @Vinogan, these crowd sourced sites can be unreliable at times haha. I mixed this wine up with another Super Tuscan, La Gerla Birba, which is Sangiovese. Thanks for the correction!

2012 Valle dell'Acate Vittoria Il Frappato Vittoria DOC
11/10/2014 - pgb67 wrote:
87 points
Was expecting something more distinctive, or maybe I wasn't in the mood for an AFWE-type, austere wine. Light cherry, black tea, and violets.
  • pgb67 commented:

    7/7/15, 8:58 AM - AFWE = anti-flavor wine elite - a Robert Parker phrase critical of folks who enjoy natural (trendy?) wines. Parker thinks these wines lack flavor and that the drinkers of such wines are hipster elitists.

2009 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
10/18/2013 - pgb67 wrote:
94 points
I like the WA take on this bottle which rates among the best I've had this year ... black fruits on the nose and entry palate, with notes of blackberry, black currant, black plum and elements of masala chai, juniper and earth. And the mid-palate and finish show a balanced, somewhat sweeter character with fresh and lively red fruits. Terrific cab that has me excited to try some of the R-M SVD cabs I cellared.
  • pgb67 commented:

    10/19/13, 10:37 AM - Well ... sometimes I write these things just to be a bit silly bc honestly who can really detect so many things in a sip of grape juice, but it's fun to engage in some creative writing from time to time. In this case, I was thinking "black tea" but decided to use a slightly more offbeat descriptor - masala chai is a spice-infused black tea (to my knowledge).

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