Tasting Wines


Check out the wines we will be pouring at this Saturday’s tasting!

Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre 2013 (Veneto)


This is one of the wines that has made Allegrini famous throughout the world. The vineyard surrounds Villa della Torre, a splendid masterpiece of Renaissance architecture now owned by the family, and produces a full-bodied red wine that has an ageing potential of at least ten years. The blend is the historic combination of Corvina and Rondinella with the addition of a small quantity of Sangiovese. A small percentage of the harvested grapes are left to dry out until December and then added to the previously vinified fresh grapes. The result is a velvety, well-balanced red wine that proffers mature, pulpy fruit.

Terlan Pinot Bianco 2014 (Alto Adige)


The delicious Cantina Terlan 2014 Alto Adige Pinot Bianco offers terrific value and quality. This is a round and supple expression that presents a steady flow of aromas that span from yellow fruit and pear to honey and pine nut. The wine offers impressive staying power and a lush, creamy texture. Despite its price point, this white promises good medium-term aging potential.

Villa Medoro Montepulciano d Abruzzo 2014 (Abruzzi)


Brilliant ruby red. Rich, textured expression of dark fruit with balanced oak notes. Dry and warm with elegant tannins and medium in body; mature fruit notes accompanied by pleasant acidity that gives this full wine a fresh character.

Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco 2012 (Piedmont)


Fascinating aromas of dried flowers, cherry and fresh spices. Very subtle nose. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a long, flavorful finish. So pretty and polished. Harmony in the bottle. One of the best Marcenascos in memory." Dark red color, with aromas of licorice and blue and blackberry. A wonderful balance of elegance and power.

San Salvatore Aglianico 2012 (Campania)


Dark and intense ruby red with an ample and complex nose yielding ethereal spices, cherry, blackberry preserves, rosemary, tobacco and cinnamon with light hints of vanilla. Dry on the palate and full bodied with firm tannins and a long finish. Although a young wine when released, it is destined for a great future!

IL Poggione Brunello 2011 (Tuscan)


A dark, powerful wine, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino offers notable depth and intensity. Il Poggione's 2011 is one of the richest, most powerful wines of the year. Black cherry, plum, lavender, cloves and new leather are some of the first nuances that open up. With time in the glass, the 2011 becomes more lifted, as brighter red cherry and raspberry-infused flavors gradually release. This is a rare 2011 that demands at least a good few years in the cellar. In 2011, Il Poggione did not bottle a Riserva. All the juice went into the straight Brunello.

Tolaini Valdsanti 2011 (Tuscany)


Youthful, rich dark fruit, berry and cassis aromas meld with notable French oak spice. On the palate, Valdisanti is full-bodied with deep but reserved fruit flavors framed by rich oak. The excellent balance of fruit intensity with fine tannins indicates a cellar-worthy wine.

Poggio-al-Tesoro Bolgheri Sondraia 2012 (Tuscany)


The 2012 Bolgheri Superiore Sondraia shows lots of tangy herbal character (the Cabernet elements really come through) with generous ripe cherry fruit and oak spice at the back to balance it out. Sondraia's first year as a Bolgheri Superiore is 2009. The finish is very soft and luscious and the tannins are integrated. The blend used here is Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc with a quarter part Merlot.