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2015 Aia Vecchia Lagone Toscana IGT Red Bordeaux Blend
8/5/2017 - PeterFromThePan Likes this wine:
89 points
Had this at the restaurant ... which means it was overpriced. Lots of tannins. dark fruit ... plum and dark/tart cherries. Went very well with a burger. Probably more of a cool weather wine. If you like tuscan wines, this one is a reasonable one to try. The current score of 75 is a little dramatic ... If you don't like chiantis, you won't like this. More for me!
  • PeterFromThePan commented:

    1/20/18, 8:58 AM - Thanks for the excellent advice! I had no idea blocking a user was an option. I did not notice the CT score change though. Maybe the algorithm starts filtering out outliers when there's more scores available? Would be interested to know.

2014 Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve Willamette Valley
10/6/2017 - PeterFromThePan wrote:
87 points
This was a rather disappointing showing, especially considering the high WE score of 96 and the price. I would echo the review from someone who recently rated the 2012 vintage. I decanted the bottle and then drank a glass over an hour. The wine clearly has good structure with soft/mild tannins. From that perspective I can see that this is a wine that was made with care. However, this is where it ends for me. I do not get very much fruit of any kind. Re-reading the WS review, I get very little from what is being described. Maybe if your palate is refined to the point where you can make out the most subtle of flavors ... but I am not trying to impress others with what I can pick out ... I want to enjoy the wine! Before I told my wife what we were drinking, she guessed that this was one of the cheaper bottles in our cellar. So, overall, I was clearly disappointed based on the $55 I paid. Unfortunately, I have still 3 bottles left. Maybe things will open up with a few more years of cellaring?
  • PeterFromThePan commented:

    1/20/18, 8:48 AM - Thanks for pointing that out. Updated WS -> WE

2007 I Selvatici Cardisco Toscana IGT Sangiovese
Too late, poured out most bottles, mostly red deep into the corks.
Stored in my cellar. Temp 55- 60, humidity good.
Was very good a year or so ago???? Bought a case 3 yrs ago.
  • PeterFromThePan commented:

    11/8/17, 10:59 AM - I've had the same happen to me. It was very disappointing as I generally speaking enjoy this wine.

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