- Palazzone Dubini Bianco 2012 Product #27237 (In Stock)
Here's a stunning value for anyone who loves Italian white wines - or just wants a juicy, crisp, and really tasting white wine at a great price. The wine is made by Palazzone, the estate Steve Tanzer called, "“Unquestionably the number one small estate of Orvieto.” Made from the younger vines that would otherwise goin into the estate's Orvieto, this is a beautiful, lively white from Umbria. Green apple, lime and watermelon flavours with a zesty mid palate. Great on its own, with salads or fish.
- Paolo Bea Montefalco Rosso Riserva "Pipparello" 2006 Product #27519 (In Stock)
A classic Bea wine of Sangiovese, 25% Montepulciano and 15% Sagrantino that spends a whopping 40+ days in the fermenter before aging in large, neutral, oak casks. Wine Advocate’s description of the wine is spot on, although the rating seems low to me. A wine that will unfold and constantly change over the course of a meal – and, if you leave a little in the bottle, will delight you the next day and the day after that.
“The 2006 Montefalco Rosso Riserva Pipparello bursts from the glass with super-ripe dark cherries, tobacco, licorice, spices and flowers. This is a bold, racy Pipparrello made in an opulent, almost extravagant style for this house buffered by firm yet attractive tannins. The aromas and flavors built towards a rustic, meaty finish. Nevertheless, there is plenty to admire and certainly much to talk about in this eccentric Umbrian red.” Wine Advocate 86 points