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Reviews for 2022

March 2022 - Italy

March 2022 - Italy
This month's Wine feature is Italian Wines

Italy Reviews

Collina San Ponzio 2018  Barolo DOCG
94 points
$44
A firm but generous Barolo with distinctive caper berry flavors; stylish, balanced, bodacious.
Awards: 2022 Best Piedmont Barolo
Collina San Ponzio 2018 Fossati Single Vineyard Barolo DOCG
93 points
$85
Excellent balance, beckoning style.
Villa Puccini 2017  Toscana IGT
92 points
$14
Best Buy
A tasty Tuscan Red that is sure to please; lovely balance.
92 points $14 Best Buy
Zeni 2015 Barriques Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
92 points
$58
A lush Amarone with a silky style and high-impact flavors.
Zeni 2018 Classico Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG
91 points
$35
A tasty, easy-to-love Amarone.
Ricossa 2020 Appassimento Barbera
90 points
$21
A luscious Barbera with rich raspberry notes that finishes with to-die-for savory character akin to cured meats; excellent with a salumi plate.
Cielo 2021  Pinot Grigio
89 points
$9.99
Best Buy
A fresh and rounded Pinot Grigio with a rush of sophisticated minerality.
89 points $9.99 Best Buy
Saracco 2021  Moscato dAsti DOCG
88 points
$17
A sweet and candied Moscato with all manner of stone fruit and sweet honey accents.
Zeni 2019  Valpolicella Ripasso DOC
88 points
$22
A friendly Valpolicella with rich flavor.
Stella Rosa NV Orange Moscato Fior DArancio Colli Euganei DOCG
88 points
$25
A very sweet, dessert-style Moscato that can be paired with nutty cookies or panna cotta with fruits.
Cielo NV Rosso Di Famiglia Red Blend
87 points
$9.99
Best Buy
An easy Italian red that offers sophisticated fruit flavors and kisses of floral notes; an elevated weeknight red.
87 points $9.99 Best Buy
12 E Mezzo 2020  Primitivo del Salento IGP
87 points
$14
Best Buy
A firm, palate-pleasing red for effortless pairings.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Ricossa 2021  Moscato dAsti DOCG
87 points
$14
Best Buy
A sweet palate pleaser for after-dinner indulgence.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Villa Puccini 2021  Pinot Grigio
87 points
$14
Best Buy
A sprightly, friendly Pinot Grigio
87 points $14 Best Buy
Bariano 2020 Brut Rose Prosecco DOC
87 points
$15
Best Buy
A juicy and fresh Prosecco Rose that's perfect for summer tippling.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Cantina Zaccagnini 2019  Montepulciano Dabruzzo DOC
87 points
$17
A structured old world red for the pizza pairings.
Shoreside 2020  Pinot Grigio
86 points
$8
Best Buy
A fresh, citrus-forward Pinot Grigio with rounded nutty undertones.
86 points $8 Best Buy
Cielo 2021 Rosé Veneto IGP
86 points
$11.99
Best Buy
A fruity, widely-appealing Rose with tasty herbal nuances.
86 points $11.99 Best Buy
Bariano NV Extra Dry Prosecco DOC
86 points
$13
Best Buy
An effortless Prosecco quaffer for everyday celebrations.
86 points $13 Best Buy
Cloud Watcher 2020  Pinot Grigio
85 points
$10
A fuller bodied Pinot Grigio that maintains a refreshing style.
Cantina Zaccagnini 2021  Pinot Grigio
85 points
$17
A welcome respite during hot al fresco activities.
Porticina 2020  Terre Di Chieti IGT
85 points
$18
A crisp and friendly Malvasia with sweet aromatics and a pleasingly dry, refreshing palate.
Cielo 2020  Pinot Noir
84 points
$9.99
A solid Pinot Noir for the table and patio.
84 points $9.99
Stella Rosa NV Blackberry Flavored Wine Piedmont
84 points
$12
A sweet and candied quaffer for dessert.
Stella Rosa NV Black Cherry Flavored Wine Piedmont
84 points
$16
A fun cherry soda-like wine.
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