Category Archives: Italian Red’s

URLO (Scream) Tuscan Red Blend 2013

So, what do you do when you have two hours to kill on the Island of Coronado? Go to happy hour at your favorite Italian restaurant Il Fornaio and drink wine and eat calamari of course. Which is what we … Continue reading

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Petra Zingari Toscana Sangiovese 2015

Well it is the start of grilling season for me and I can’t think of a better beginning than Portobello Mushroom Pizza’s. And what better wine to go with pizza than a Sangiovese blend from Italy.  Dark cherry, plum, chocolate … Continue reading

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Brunello de Montalcino 2012 from La Colombina

What’s better than pizza and red wine, not any red wine, but a Brunello de Montalcino 2012 from La Colombina? 🍷 This Tuscany Sangiovese wine is aged for 30 to 40 months in very large French/Slavonian oak barrels. It has … Continue reading

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K Vintner’s Guido Sangiovese 2013

A Sangiovese from Walla Walla Washington?  Yes, a Sangiovese from Walla Walla Washington!  I just like saying Walla Walla Washington.  Anyway, this Guido (another word I like to say) hails from Walla Walla Washington and is a 100% Sangiovese.  Medium … Continue reading

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Le Quattro Stagioni From Conte Ottavio Piccolomini

So what do you do when you get a bottle of Italian wine as a gift?  You open it up and order pizza of course!!  And that is exactly what we did.  This wine hails from Piemonte (Northern Italy) were … Continue reading

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Round Pond Super Tuscon 2014

Perfect pairing of a 2014 Round Pond Super Tuscan with this Gamberoni alla Bussara! The spicy vodka cream sauce over prawns with the Super Tuscan was like a beautiful symphony in your mouth. So delicious!! Will give this wine enthusiastically … Continue reading

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Silverado Sangiovese 2015

A great way to celebrate the middle of the week is with a bottle of Sangiovese and your favorite wing place. And the Sangiovese doesn’t get any better than the one we recently purchased from one of our favorite Napa … Continue reading

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Valpolicella Ripasso Pasqua (2016)

 In the last 20th century, a new style of wine known as ripasso (meaning “repassed”) emerged. With this technique, the pomace of leftover grape skins and seeds from the fermentation of recioto and Amarone are added to the batch of … Continue reading

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Epicuro Primitivo 2016

Another Trader Joe’s special that I just couldn’t pass up.  This time it’s an Italian Zinfandel (known in Italy as Primitivo).   Hints of licorice and subtle notes of plum infuse this wine for a nice beginning.  Every sip was light … Continue reading

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Casone Toscana 2011

We get a lot of wines from Trader Joe’s and Costco. This wine, as the picture shows, is from Trader Joes.  I cannot resist a Tuscan wine, the Sangiovese grape is one of my favorite.  It is blended with 20% … Continue reading

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