November 2014 - Italy - All Wine

This month's Wine feature is Italian - All Wines
Italy - All Wine Reviews
208400
Cantina Zaccagnini
2013 Pinot Grigio
Light golden silver color. Lively aromas and flavors of peach cobbler, spiced apple, lime curd, and lemon poppyseed muffin with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-length finish imparting notes of lemon spritzed melon and orange blossom honey. A delicious, vibrant, textbook example of Italian pinot grigio.
91 points $15.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208232
Elviana
NV Rosé Veneto I.G.P.
Salmon pink color. Lively aromas and flavors of spiced raspberries and strawberries and honeyed biscuit with a supple, tangy, effervescent, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish revealing notes of lemon sorbet. A delicious, fruity, and zesty rose sparkler that is sure to please.
90 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208401
Villadoria
2013 "Tardòc" Barbera d'Alba DOC
Garnet color. Attractive aromas and flavors of berries, honey cream, date pastry, and clay with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, amusing finish displaying accents of blood orange, leafy earth, olive skin, and green apple with crunchy tannins. A rock solid Barbera with a a nice combination of fruit, acidity, and earth.
89 points $14.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208233
Candoni
NV Prosecco D.O.C.
Pale silvery straw color. Delicate aromas and flavors of starfruit, melon, and exotic lemon with a supple, crisp, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish displaying notes of minerals. A mouthwatering and well structured Prosecco.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208234
Candoni
NV Moscato d'Italia
Pale silvery straw color. Bright, floral aromas and flavors of peach blossoms, honeyed apricots, and anise pastry with a silky, lively, petillant, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and an even, cheery finish manifesting notes of apple sauce and pear. A solid, not too sweet, Moscato d’Asti for cheeses and light desserts.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
208231
Elviana
2011 Red Blend Veneto I.G.P.
Dark ruby color. Mild aromas and flavors of dried cherries, honey yogurt, praline, and leather with a supple, soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, buoyant finish with accents of cedar and silky tannins. A fun, fruity, carefree sipper.
85 points $12.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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