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November 2013 - Italy - All Wine

November 2013 - Italy - All Wine
This month's Wine feature is Italian - All Wines

Italy - All Wine Reviews

Saracco 2012  Moscato dAsti DOP
94 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Golden silver color with a fine mousse rim. Aromas of apricot marmalade, golden raisin, gherkin and faint petrolly minerals with a tangy, fruity sweet medium body and a long, acacia honey and mineral nuanced finish. Very rich and stylish.
94 points $17.99 Best Buy
Vigneto Edoardo 2009  Montepulciano dAbruzzo DOC
94 points
$44.99
Dark ruby black color. Complex aromas of espresso bean, olive, cocoa, nuts and dried fruits with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and tangy, layered finish with notes of vanilla and delicate baking spices with seamless tannins. A wonderful robust marriage of fruit and oak.
94 points $44.99
Villadoria 2009  Barolo DOCG
93 points
$39.99
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of leather, spiced berries, chestnut brittle, dried flowers, and red clay with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy chocolate craisin, and cedar mulch finish with chewy tannins. A spot-on Barolo. Try with mushroom risotto or osso bucco.
93 points $39.99
Spasso 2011  Toscana Rosso IGT
90 points
$9.99
Best Buy
Aromas and flavors of floral honey, blueberry gelato, and yams, exotic peppercorns, and sour cherries have an añejo tequila like quality with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body a craisin, cocoa, and toasty cedar nuanced finish. Very tasty. Try with rabbit and pasta.
90 points $9.99 Best Buy
Mazzaro Intensita 2011  Sicilia IGT
90 points
$14
Best Buy
Deep garnet violet color. Bright aromas and flavors of raspberry, lime, and blueberry gelatos and coconut cream with a silky, fruity, medium-to-full body and a long, juicy dried cherry and sweet spice accented finish with fine tannins. A decadently delicious red.
90 points $14 Best Buy
Pinnacoli 2011  Primitivo di Manduria DOP
89 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Deep ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry cobbler, sour cherry jam, and pickling spices with a silky, fruity medium body and a juicy, creamy vanilla accented finish. Very tasty and versatile.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Cantina Zaccagnini 2011  Montepulciano dAbruzzo DOC
89 points
$16.99
Dark ruby color. Aromas of cranberries, olive tapenade, peppercorn, and oiled leather with a supple, dryish medium body and a chocolate cream, cedar, and dolmades accented finish. A great choice for Greek foods.
89 points $16.99
Case Sugan 2012 Pinot Grigio Friuli Grave DOC
89 points
$17.99
Golden yellow color. Aromas of peaches, cream, and nut brittle with a silky dryish light-to-medium body and a scintillating, sweet citrus and mineral accented finish. A very refreshing and lively pinot grigio.
89 points $17.99
Villa di Ponticello 2012  Pinot Grigio
88 points
$11
Best Buy
Brassy silver color. Aromas and flavors of spiced apples and almond nougat with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, melon and lemon ice accented finish. Tasty.
88 points $11 Best Buy
Villadoria 2009 "Bricco Magno" Langhe Rosso DOC
88 points
$15.99
Ruby with a red-orange brick cast and rim. Aromas and flavors of vanilla nut fudge and cherry custard pie with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a buoyant, tangy berry cider, nut, cream and earth driven finish. A nice lively table wine.
88 points $15.99
Cantina Zaccagnini 2012  Pinot Grigio
88 points
$16.99
Golden color. Aromas of warm peach cobbler, spiced figs, cardamon, and almond nougat with a crisp, dryish light body and a tangy melon rind and green apple skin accented finish with crunchy fruit tannins. An appetizing pinot grigio that will excel with oysters and seafood.
88 points $16.99
Villadoria 2011 "Tardòc" Barbera dAlba DOC
87 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of blueberries, vanilla, and peppery spices with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, cranberry, blackberry and mocha accented finish. Tasty.
87 points $14.99 Best Buy
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