The Sangiovese opens with aromas of mocha, tilled soil and a whiff of dark fruit. The chewy palate offers espresso, black plum and vanilla alongside assertive tannins. – KO, May 2019
Read more in the May/June cover story from Tasting Panel Magazine.
Prestige Wine Imports has been named the exclusive U.S. importer of Val d’Oca Prosecco, effective immediately. Four wines from Val d’Oca will enter national distribution in the U.S. in August: Prosecco DOC Extra Dry ($13 a 750-ml.), Millesimato Extra-Dry Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG ($18), Rive di San Pietro di Barbozza Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG ($33), and a sparkling rosé ($13) sourced from Valdobbiadene. Prestige Wine is a subsidiary of Italy’s Gruppo Mezzacorona. Read the full Shaken News Daily article.
Fragrant spice, blood orange and cocoa powder notes accent the juicy cherry and strawberry fruit in this fresh, focused, medium-bodied red. Savory hints of leather and fresh earth show on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 4,000 cases made.- AN
Made with Nero d’Avola grapes, part of which were left to overripen on the vines, this opens with aromas of spiced plum, coconut and French oak. On the taut palate, close-grained tannins support dried black cherry, pomegranate, licorice and sage. It closes on a roasted coffee bean note. Drink after 2020. – KO – December 2018
White spring-flower and orchard-fruit aromas take center stage on this straightforward and enjoyable white. On the bright palate, fresh acidity offsets honeydew melon and green apple. A hint of mineral marks the tangy finish. – K.O., November 2018
Rated 87 points by Wine Enthusiast. This opens with aromas of black-skinned berry, cedar and cooking spice. The easygoing palate offers dried black cherry, tobacco and white pepper alongside round tannins. – KO