Italy

Italy
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, August 28, 2010

FLIGHT 1

2007 Zenato Valpolicella Superiore Ripassa – Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Valpolicella Superiore The nose had perfume, sweet cherry and spice, leather and raspberry, and little dirt towards the end. The palate was smooth, with perfume and cherry, leather and cedar, raspberry, and a good earth finish. (91 Points)

2005 Sartori Amarone della Valpolicella – Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Amarone della Valpolicella The nose had toasted herbs and raisin, spice and raspberry, and some black currant. The palate was rich, with herbs and black currant, spice and raspberry, and a nice raisin finish. (91 Points)

2008 Casanova di Neri Sant’ Antimo Rosso di Casanova di Neri – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Sant’ Antimo The nose had dirt and raspberry, cedar and cherry, leather, and a little vanilla. The palate was rich, with raspberry and leather, cedar and cherry, spice, and a slightly oaky finish. (90 Points)

2003 PrimoVolo – Italy, Vino da Tavola Rosso The nose had raspberry and spice, plum, and a little vanilla. The palate was soft, with raspberry and cedar, plum and spice, and a bit of oak on the finish. (88 Points)

2007 Tenuta di Petrolo Torrione Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT The nose had plum and jammy raspberry, cedar and spice, and a lot of vanilla at the end. The palate was juicy, with raspberry jam, cedar and spice, and big oak finish. (82 Points)

FLIGHT 2

2004 Terralsole Brunello di Montalcino Riserva – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino The nose had dried berries and tobacco, mushroom and cherry, and some floral notes at the end. The palate was rich, with berry and cigar, earth and cherry, and dried flower finish. (94 Points)

2005 Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro – Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico The nose had cigar and pepper, cherry and raspberry, ad some floral notes at the end. The palate had tobacco and cherry, raspberry and pepper, and a floral finish. (89 Points)

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