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93 • Calini NV Rosso, Italy $7.99. Best Buy.
Pale ruby color with a bone gray mousse. Aromas of raspberry phosphate and cherry sorbet with a fruity, frizzante medium body and a zesty candied citrus and limestone accented finish. A lively, fruity sweet red sparkler; try with chocolate mouse. (tasted on Jun-23-2014)
92 • Giorgi 2008 Buttafuoco Vigna "Casa Del Corno", Oltrepo Pavese DOC.
Ruby black color. Aromas of chocolate raisins and nuts, cherry cider, and orange blossoms with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy candied orange, apple, mocha, and craisin finish with chewy tannins. A delicious, vibrant, and versatile table wine; try with osso bucco. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)
90 • Giorgi 2011 "Tre Donne-Clilele", Oltrepo Pavese DOC.
Dark ruby color. Intricate aromas of cherry, almond pastry, beef tartare, and delicate spice with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy craisin, pomegranate, and nut skin finish with earthy tannins. A very serious table wine to pair with roasted meats. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)
89 • Giorgi 2009 "Oltraja", Provincia di Pavia IGT.
Red brick color with a brown black cast. Mature aromas of raisins, cocoa, and pencil shavings with a dry-yet-fruity medium body and a chewy, ground nut, dried cherry, and mincemeat accented finish with dusty tannins. A solid table wine for veal dishes. (tasted on Jun-13-2014)
88 • Calini NV Salento $9.99. Best Buy.
Garnet color. Bright aromas of chocolate covered goji berries and delicate spices with a fruity medium body and a sour cherry jam on toast accented finish. A fruity, lively red for the table. (tasted on Jun-23-2014)
88 • Calini NV Primitivo di Manduria D.O.C. $15.99.
Ruby black color. Aromas of chocolate roasted nuts, tobacco, floral honey, and berries with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, pomegranate and earth finish with balanced tannins. A nice zesty red for the table. (tasted on Jun-23-2014)
87 • Calini NV Rosso Puglia $6.99. Cellar Selection. Best Buy.|Find-a-Wine|
Ruby black color. Complex aromas of spiced berries and tomatoes, roasted pistachio, and clay with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, cranberry and nutskin finish with firm, leafy tannins. A sturdy table wine. (tasted on Jun-23-2014)