See on Scoop.itGood Things From Italy – Le Cose Buone d’Italia

Six eclectic white wines and four reds today, ranging in price from about $13 to $25, with a couple that merit ranking as Bargains and Values. As usual, little in the way of historical, geographical or technical detail; instead I offer quick reviews intended to pique your interest and whet your palate. These were all samples for review, and the order is alphabetical.

Angelini Sangiovese 2008, Colli Pesaresi, Marche, Italy. 13.5% alc. Medium ruby color; lovely warm sangiovese nose of dried red currants, cloves, black tea and orange zest; pert acidity, an element of graphite-like minerality and a rather lean structure contribute to a sense of spareness and angularity, though the wine never loses its charm and appeal. Drink through the end of 2013. Very Good+. About $16Brancaia “Tre” 2010, Toscana, ItalyEdna Valley Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Central Coast, California. Franz Keller “Schwarzer Adler” Pinot Blanc 2010, Baden, GermanyHooker Betsy’s Vineyard “Home Pitch” Syrah 2010, Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California.Poliziano Lohsa 2010, Morellino di Scansano, Tuscany, ItalySantiago Ruiz 2011, Rias Baixas, SpainTreana 2010, Central Coast, CaliforniaWente Riverbank Riesling 2011, Arroyo Seco, Monterey, CaliforniaWilliam Hill Chardonnay 2010, Napa Valley, CaliforniaRead More
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