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Foradori 2009

February 12th, 2012 · No Comments · Color, Country, Italy, Louis/Dressner, Red

What happiness to find exactly the style of wine we like in a new grape variety.  For me the first choice is usually red wine, light, fresh, and bright.   Mountain wines, grown where it is a little cooler.  Less sugar, less earth, more pebble and snap. So with great pleasure, I stumbled upon Foradori, [...]

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Guido Porro Barolo Vigna Lazzairasco 2003

December 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Color, Country, Guido Porro, Importer, Italy, Kermit Lynch, Red, Winemaker

Barolo is the idiosyncratic peak of Italian wines. These are wines from the Piedmont, just below the Alps in the northwestern corner of Italy. Barolo is made from the Nebbiolo grape — literally ‘the little foggy one” after the morning mist which cools the vineyards. What do we love about these wines? The deep, stately [...]

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2007 Domaine Catherine Le Gœuil Cairanne

December 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Color, Country, France, Kermit Lynch, Red

Here is a sweet-natured, fragant Rhône wine. It is lighter than some and openly appealing. It is organic. It is a little floral — more field flower than scented garden. The taste is lively with just enough stone and wood at the back of our mouth to remind us that this is no summer-time idler, [...]

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Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2008

November 30th, 2009 · 4 Comments · deGrazia, Italy, Red, Sicily

“This violence of landscape, this cruelty of climate, this continual tension in everything, and even these monuments of the past, magnificent yet incomprehensible because not built by us and yet standing around us like lovely mute ghosts …these things have formed our character…”                         [...]

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