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Community Tasting Notes (126) Avg Score: 90.8 points

  • Prior bottle was 15 months ago and my notes were very consistent; this wine is in a really good spot. Red cherry and floral notes on the nose with background qualities of light earth and leather. Medium bodied with rounded and expressive black cherry upfront along with some red cherry highlights. As with prior bottle, gains density through the mid-body and adds red raspberry. Backside shows tart red cherry, acidity and balanced tannins, leading to a clean, lengthy finish of earth notes, mineral qualities, leather hints and light spices. Overall, the fruit was very well defined and the wine in general was well balanced. Drinking quite well at present but has the fruit and structure to be able to maintain this level for at least another year or two.

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  • Second bottle of a case purchased along with many other 2006 Italians for our twins' birth in 2006, popped tonight for Father's Day. Perfectly mature now - meaning, resolved tannins, smooth, still fresh primary fruit. Ruby brick color. Flavors of wild raspberry, iron, loam, pencil lead. This has many years of life left, which is good since my boys will receive whatever remains when they turn 21. Off the record, one of the two claimed to like his age-appropriate pour tonight.

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  • Second bottle of this last evening with spaghetti. Acid balance to my liking. Lots of earthy fruit flavors. Delicious.

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  • Short decant and ready to go. Surprisingly, no sediment. I'll drink up my remaining bottles this year. Was probably never the most exciting Brunello, but for $25 (in 2011), a good QPR.

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  • Simply delightful! Notes of red fruit, tobacco, mushrooms and warn leather are on full display here. Wonderful depth and texture. On the nose, there is a walk in the woods in the fall. Nice layers of complexity. Good juice.

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