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Archives: June 2013

Bastianich “Adriatico” Friulano, Colli Orientali del Friuli 2010

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Full yellow.


Nose of lightly spiced apple, lemon flesh, peach and pear. Light floral note.

Adds very ripe pineapple flavor to those listed above. Very fleshy fruit character – reminiscent of a white Chateauneuf (believe it or not). Nice acidity, which kicks in on the finish. Interesting stuff.

$25.   100% Friulano




Pedrosal, Ribera del Duero 2009

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Deep red/purple.


Open, seductive nose – savory meat, baked earth/potato and citrus/pepper.

Round and mouth-filling, but significant acid-driven tannin immediately frames citrus and earth flavors. Long, lively orange zest and earth finish. RFG and will improve with a few more years in the cellar.

$25 from Rumrunner in Tucson

Tenuta delle Terre Nere, Etna Rosso 2011

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Light red.

Opened yesterday – a bit of Brett/earth yesterday has morphed into a sexy hazelnut, cherry liqueur, sausage and spice nose. Also has a wild resinous herb character that reminds me of some wines from the Languedoc.

Perky with strong acidity and flavors of tart cherry and skillet sausage. Lean and bright with acid/tannin synergy puckering the front of the mouth.. Interesting stuff and great with lighter grilled meats.

$25 from FnB in Scottsdale. Think this must be 100% Nerello Mascalese

Tamellini, Soave 2011

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Tamellini SoaveFull yellow.

Nose of lemon flesh and zest, Mandarin orange and grain.

Lively and brighter in the mouth – citrus definitely front and center. Relatively strong acidity buffered nicely by textural sweetness/flesh. Long, vibrant Meyer lemon finish..

$25   from FnB in Scottsdale