April 2014 - Italy - All Wines

This month's Wine feature is Italian - All Wines
Italy - All Wines Reviews
205957
Saracco
2013 Moscato d'Asti DOCG
Pale silvery straw color with a fine mousse. Aromas and flavors of dried apricot and honeycomb with a fruity sweet, frothy medium body and a long tangy lemon sorbet and mineral accented finish. Excellent concentration and length.
93 points $17.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205986
Mazzaro Intensita
2012 Sicilia IGT
Attractive aromas and flavors of raspberry tart, pistachio gelato, and toffee with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy cherry custard and delicate baking spice accented finish with fine chewy tannins. A deliciously fruity, easy drinking red for sipping or the table.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205960
Calini
2012 Pinot Grigio
Pale straw green color. Aromas of peach, geranium, and mint with a fruity-yet-dry light-to-medium body and a crisp, sweet citrus, green apple, and mineral accented finish. A fine pinot grigio with great acidity and varietal character.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205961
Calini
2012 Moscato d'Asti DOCG
Waxy honeycomb, melon, and nectarine aromas and flavors with a fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a tangy apple sauce and lemon sherbet finish. Tasty.
90 points $16.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205958
Villadoria
2010 "Bricco Magno" Nebbiolo
Light garnet color. Dusty aromas of tar and cherry vinaigrette with a supple dryish medium body and a white strawberry, pencil, and gravel finish. Very old world in style. Serve with boar.
90 points $16.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205867
Pedretti
2011 Nero dAvola
Aroma and flavors of fresh picked blueberries, vanilla and nougat with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, lime and green apple accented finish. Nice vibrant acidity for the table.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205868
Santoreggia
2011 Toscana IGT
Dark ruby color. Interesting aromas of cherry salt water taffy, dried flowers, and vanilla nougat with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a cedar and toffee accented finish with soft tannins. A tasty, carefree sipper or pizza wine.
87 points $16.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205788
Marchesi del Salento
2012 Negroamaro
Deep ruby color. Aromas of smoked nuts, dark malted chocolate, and mulberries with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, earthy tannin finish. A study table wine.
86 points $8.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205962
Calini
2012 Chianti DOCG
Ruby color. Aromas of craisins and balloons with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy, blood orange sorbet and mineral finish with mild, chewy tannins. A tasty sipper or burger wine.
86 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205789
Marchesi del Salento
2012 Primitivo
Garnet. Aroma of dried cherries, leather, olive and honeycomb with a tangy, medium body and a cedar, apple skin, and chewy tannin finish. A nice savory table wine.
85 points $8.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205959
Calini
NV Prosecco DOC
Straw color. Aromas of lemon rind and moss with a tart, petillant light-to-medium body and a crisp, earthy finish.
84 points $16.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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