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  • 2009 Domenico Clerico Barolo Pajana – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (5/2/2018)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of anise, black pepper and spiced sugar plums. Flavors of black berries and black cherries. Bright acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. (92 points)

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  • 2003 Cavalier Bartolomeo Barolo Solanotto – Altenasso – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (2/23/2018)
    WIML90

    Tasted double blind.

    Garnet color in the glass, a little dusty looking. Nose of tea, green peppercorns and iron. Flavors of red berries, tart red cherries and strawberries. Tart acidity, drying tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now with air to open up.

    My guess was this is a Nebbiolo based wine from the Piedmont region in Italy, likely a 2007 Borgogno Barolo. (90 points)

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  • 1967 Cantina Terre Del Barolo Barolo Riserva – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (1/4/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Light garnet color looking, slightly dusty looking throughout. Nose of iodine, root beer and red berries. Flavors of raspberries and red berries. Tart acidity, resolved tannin, medium body. Drink now. Be sure and stand and decant for sediment. (91 points)

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  • 2004 Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo (12/21/2013)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind at a wine dinner.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of berries, cherries, plums and flowers. Flavors of berries, raspberries and cherries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

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  • 2005 Giacomo Conterno Barbera d’Alba Cascina Francia – Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d’Alba (6/22/2013)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind with dinner. Opened and served immediately. Followed over two hours.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of berries, flowers, plums and a hint of black cherries. Maybe light notes of white pepper. Flavors of berries, cherries and raspberries. Tangy acidity, medium body. Drink now, maybe over the next year or two. This bottle was a bit more tasty and showed better than the last bottle.

    Last bottle. (92 points)

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WINE – STEFANIA WINES VISITS DALLAS! – Urbano Cafe, Dallas, Texas (11/13/2012)

Stefania Wine was in town on business and wanted to get together with some of the locals. Who are we to question such wisdom? Six of us gathered at Urbano for another great night of excellent company, good food and lovely wines. Our theme for the evening was Italian wines. Here are the results:

White Flight

A lovely Italian white from the northern part of Italy to start things off.

  • 2009 G.D. Vajra Langhe Riesling – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lime, apricot, camphor and wet stones. Flavors of lime, apricot, peach and minerals. Medium to bright acidity, light to medium body. Drink or hold. (92 points)

Italian Reds

I nice selection of Italian Reds, all with at least 11 years of age.

  • 1997 Giovanni Corino Barolo Vecchie Vigne – Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pepper, laquer and black cherries. Flavors of berries, raspberries and cherries. Bright acidity, medium tannins, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

  • 2001 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, plum, pepper and florals. Flavors of plums, berries and minerals. Medium acidity, medium tannins, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

  • 2001 Argiano Solengo Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of perfume, pepper, plum and currants. Flavors of berries, raspberries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannins, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

  • 2001 Antinori Solaia Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose is a little tight showing aromas of roses, pepper and mixed dark fruits. Rich flavors of berries, cherries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannins, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. (93 points)

Other Reds

Our honored guest brought one of his wines for us sample. One of our group members brought a special bottle from his offsite storage to share.

  • 2008 Stefania Cabernet Sauvignon Crimson Clover – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Clara Valley
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, flowers, currants and white pepper. Flavors of berries, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannins, full bodied. Drink or hold. (91 points)

  • 1996 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac
    WIMLNR

    Tasted non blind. Allowed to slow-O about four hours before serving.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of pepper, berries, cherries and plums. Flavors of berries, plums and raspberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannins, medium to full bodied. Slightly clipped finish and not as full and expressive on the nose and palate as expected so no rating. Hold.

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