September 17, 2022
All wine purchased at Total Wine, Rancho Cucamonga.
Saladini Pilastri Falerio DOC, 2021
Le Marche, Falerio, Italy - "Fragrant with white melon, peach and hay. Pear and candied citrus on the palate." The Saladini Pilastri winery supports this piece of oenological history of region Marche presenting a highly flavored and medium bodied wine that is ideal with fish. Grape(s): Chardonnay, Passerina , Pecorino, Trebbianoand a little Fiano. Classification: Falerio D.O.C. Food affinities: Fish, Vegetables, olives, ham
Donnachiara Falanghina Resilienza IGT, 2019
Campania, Taburno, Italy - "Yellow nectarine, melon, apricot stone and a touch of honey on the nose. It's full-bodied and creamy with fantastic fruit intensity and a long finish. Energetic." Grape(s): Falanghina. Classification: Beneventano Falanghina I.G.T. Food affinities: Pasta with light sauces, seafood and fresh cheese
Tenuta di Renieri Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, 2018
Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy - "Dark cherries and berries with some flowers and hints of bark and mushrooms. Medium body, round tannins and a savory finish. Nice touch of bitterness at the end." Grape(s): Sangiovese. Classification: Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Food affinities: Medium mature cheese, pan-fried lamb chops, bean soup with bacon.
Tommasi Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG, 2017
Veneto, Italy - "This is silky & saline in character, with depths of dark red fruits & spices all energized by saline-infused acidity...inner rose tones toward the close. It's structured & staining with a bitter twang of dark fruits & savory herbs." Grape(s): Corvina 50%, Corvinone 30%, Rondinella 15%, Oseleta 5%. Classification: Valpolicella Classica D.O.C.G. Food Affinties: Beef, Lamb, Game, Blue Cheeses
Pio Cesare Barolo DOCG, 2014
Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo, Serralunga d’Alba (Ornato, La Serra and Briccolina), Italy- "This is light-weight despite burly tannins that shore up earth, tar, cherry and underbrush flavors. Builds in both power and breadth, ending with a dense matrix of tannins." Grape(s): Nebbiolo. Classification: Barolo D.O.C.G. Food Affinities: Beef, Pasta, Lamb, Game
Bellini Vin Santo 2012