Maccan Friuli Cabernet Franc

Maccan Friuli Cabernet Franc

Made from organic and sustainably farmed grapes, Maccan Friuli Cabernet Franc shows a pretty, dark-purple color and garnet edge. Fresh tart cherries, dried cherries and Kirsch cherry liqueur blend in the aroma. Delicious, fruity but dry cherry flavors carry over on the palate, sharply focused with mouth-watering alcohol and astringent tannins; cherry fruit and minerality in a long finish.

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Torre Raone Colline Pescaresi Pecorino

Torre Raone Colline Pescaresi Pecorino

Torre Raone Pecorino shows a pretty light-gold color. Pleasant lemon and lime aromas, ripe peach and a whiff of clover honey loft from the glass. Fresh and bright on the palate, a tart and fresh citric flavor comes in first, with a hint of fresh-fruit sweetness and pricky petillance following, briefly reminiscent of the Mexican soft drink Jarritos limón, but the sugary sensation passes quickly, leaving tart, palate-tingling acidity and whiffs of stony minerality that linger.

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La Vieille Ferme Rouge

La Vieille Ferme Rouge

La Vieille Ferme Rouge is a characteristic regional blend of Carignan, Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah. The wine is a dark reddish-purple color, almost black at the center. Its cherry-berry aroma is ripe and fresh, focused on raspberry and strawberry with a back note of bing cherries. Its juicy mixed-berry flavor adds distinct tannins. Berries and sour cherries continue in a long finish with good fruit and acid balance, with firm tannins lingering.

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More Mandrarossa

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Because of the pandemic, Neil Duarte wasn’t able to travel to Italy at all last year, so Italy came to him. Well, Italian wines, anyway. The Wellcom marketing firm helped him out by getting Italian wines to him. Recently he received some Mandrarossa wines, which he reviews in this article. Read article.

St. Laurent: The best red wine you never tried

Saint Laurent grapes in June 2020, shown on Weingut Erich Sattler's Facebook page. "St.Laurent-Trauben kann man im Moment förmlich beim Wachsen zusehen! You can really watch the grapes growing at the moment!"

Have you ever tasted a St. Laurent? I’m sure some of you have, and you might be getting ready to fire off an email taking me to task for claiming that you’ve never tried it. But if this Austrian red grape is still a mystery to you, St. Laurent is well worth getting to know.

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Sattler Burgenland St. Laurent

Erich Sattler Burgenland St. Laurent

A subtle but delicious delight at cool cellar temperature, Erich Sattler Burgenland St. Laurent is an Austrian red wine you’ll want to get to know. Dark reddish-purple in color, it offers appealing aromas of mixed black cherries, cranberries, a whiff of pomegranate, and an intriguing hint of woodsmoke. Bright, palate-cleansing, and dry, tart berry flavor framed by mouth-watering acidity.

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“Dr. L” Mosel Riesling

"Dr. L" Mosel Riesling

A bowl of delicious white fruit offers itself in the appealing scent of this excellent pale-straw color “Dr. L” Mosel Riesling. Peach, apple, and honeydew melon scents invite a taste, which presents similar ripe and juicy fruit shaped by crisp acidity that holds its perceptible fresh-fruit sweetness in balance. Stony minerality and tart acidity takes over with lemon, lime, and tangerine zest in a very long finish. It’s good with food and an appealing sipping wine as hotter summer days approach.

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