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January 20, 2015 Merlot at Cellar 55 in Vacouver


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  • 2013 Altesino Rosso di Montalcino
    <font color='maroon'><b><a href=''>2013 Altesino Rosso di Montalcino</a></b></font><br>The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino is a tight and tonic red wine with loads of fresh fruit and crisp acidity at the back. The wine is simple, clean and compact in structure. It would make a great pairing partner to pasta with a hearty meat sauce or breaded veal chops. It's your quintessential food wine. Altesino is an estate in dynamic motion. I had not been back in a number of years and the property has seen an impressive series of positive changes during my absence. Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini runs her historic property with deft precision and a careful eye for both aesthetics and quality. The yellow-rimmed botte in her cellar are a prime example of that feminine touch. When Elisabetta purchased the property in 2002 she had just emerged victorious from a bidding war with Château Margaux. The feisty Elisabetta who owns the adjacent Caparzo property tells me: "I just couldn't have French neighbors." Her aim in terms of winemaking is to stay true to Montalcino tradition. Because she owns vineyard parcels in the four quadrants of Montalcino, she has added blending flexibility to make the wines she wants by sourcing fruit with different ripeness from the various subzones. Importer(s): Leonardo LoCascio Selections (A Member of the Winebow Group), 31 West 27th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, (212) 255-9414,<br> Rating: 89  <a href= >Estimated Cost: $17-$36</a>

Dr Vino

  • Sour Grapes, a wine fraud documentary coming to Netflix
    <p>Sour Grapes, a new documentary about wine fraud, is being released on Netflix next month. The movie centers on the case of convicted wine counterfeiter Rudy Kurniawan. In fact, the film’s two directors, Jerry Rothwell and Reuben Atlas, met at Kurniawan’s trial in Manhattan where they had ventured separately, each with an eye to making […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">Sour Grapes, a wine fraud documentary coming to Netflix</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
  • Charles Banks, owner of wineries, indicted on fraud
    <p>Charles Banks, a former owner of Screaming Eagle whose current wine and hospitality holdings have been pegged at $200 million, was indicted in federal court today on two counts of fraud. Banks, 48, is accused of defrauding Tim Duncan, the NBA legend, of $20 million in investments. Yahoo sports has the story: The indictment was […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">Charles Banks, owner of wineries, indicted on fraud</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
  • Veni, vidi, Vietti – Vietti winery sold to Americans
    <p>Vietti, the Barolo winery founded in 1893 and known for its single-vineyard wines, has been sold to the American Kyle J. Krause. According to Wine Spectator, the sale includes the winery in Barolo’s Castiglione Falleto, the brand and 84 acres of vineyards. Luca Currado, enologist and current head of the winery, will be staying on […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">Veni, vidi, Vietti – Vietti winery sold to Americans</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>


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