This wine has a 66023C Tyrian Purple color. I’m trying to find an objective way to describe some of these wine things. So here’s the first shot. This wine is “about”
Uh oh. Getting toward the end of the evening. Note to self: take more notes. And more pictures.
Frankly, I was still drooling over the Le Serra Nuove and anticipating a barolo or two and don’t think I gave this wine a fair shake. My notes said “good” and “young” on the Castelli Martinozzi [which didn’t really need documenting, but I think I meant it was pretty good for such a young tyke]. Probably better acquire a bottle or two of this since it is well regarded AND affordable. I promise I’ll take better notes when I do.
Castelli Martinozzi‘s website describes the aroma: “complex intensive and
Our first red was a 2009 Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG which had a nose I loved — redolent of tart cherries and red fruits, prunes, herbs and minerals. Several class members got caramels and
Marc’s next pour was a 2013 La Spinetta (Rivetti) Vermentino Casanova della Spinetta Toscana IGT from Tuscany. I love their label — not sure what a rhinocerus has to do with wine, but I like it.
It was a very pale, somewhat greenish color. It took a few sips, but this wine grew on me over the next few minutes. Englewood Wine Merchants did a terrific write up on this wine — I didn’t experience all of these aromas and tastes, but certainly enjoyed this wine.
Cellartracker says drink between: 2015 – 2017
Vinehound rating 88
Finally got a day nice enough to grill these beauties Jeff brought back from Rube’s Steakhouse in Montour, Iowa.
With Smitten Kitchen’s take on Michael Chiarello’s Winter Panzanella. My assistants hung out with me while I roasted the squash. Silly dogs — they’d rather have squash than steak.
Not sure what heppened to this label, but the wine was just fine! 1999 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino.
Twice bakeds, brussels sprouts, big honkin’ rib eye and winter panzanella salad.
Wish I’d thought of this earlier — this wine needed a little longer in the decanter and every bottle I’ve opened has needed a day to clear up. Must be unfiltered as they have all been cloudy at first.
And peppermint cookies to end the meal. C’mon football nap.