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94 • Vigna Dogarina 2008 Carmenère, Piave DOC $11.99. Best Buy.
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of pickling spices, cedar, pepper, and cranberry-tomato chutney with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, tangy long lasting finish. A superb table wine that will go great with a broad range of foods, especially lamb. (tasted on Mar-19-2012)
93 • Podere Sapaio 2008 "Volpolo", Bolgheri DOC $39.99. Cellar Selection.
Dark purple color. Toffee, roasted carrot, black pepper, ginger-cassis marmalade, and clay aromas with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, elegant and poised berry, cocoa, gherkin and cedar driven finish with chewy tannins. Classy and complex. (tasted on Mar-19-2012)
92 • Tenuta Polvaro 2010 Polvaro Nero, Veneto I.G.P. $13.99. Best Buy.
Ruby color. Aromas of spicy poached plum, chocolate cherry, and poultry seasoning with a supple, dryish medium body and a tangy apple, pomegranate, spice and earth accented finish with chewy tannins. A very good table wine with bright acidity. (tasted on Mar-19-2012)
91 • Listra 2009 Bolgheri Rosso DOC $21.99. Cellar Selection.
Aromas of cherry and celery sodas, pink peppercorn, and sweet spice with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, beet and sandalwood accented finish with firm tannins. (tasted on Mar-19-2012)
91 • Gorgio Meletti Cavallari 2006 "Borgeri", Bolgheri Rosso DOC $29.99.
Deep garnet black color. Aromas of baked wild strawberries, chocolate, and minty spices with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a spiced apple, blueberry, birch bark and powdery tannin finish. Impressive. (tasted on Mar-19-2012)
90 • Di Filippo 2009 "Sallustio", Montefalco Rosso DOC $21.99. Cellar Selection.
Aromas of cherry creme brulee, beeswax and pistachio praline with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a rich, chewy, cherry and cedar accented finish. A lush, concentrated table wine. (tasted on Mar-19-2012)
89 • Vigna Dogarina 2004 "Rós de Plana", Veneto IGT $21.99.
Ruby with a red brick rim. Sour cherry yogurt, craisin, and sweet pickled okra aromas with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an elegant, cedar and peppery spice finish. (tasted on Mar-19-2012)
89 • Di Filippo 2006 Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG $32.99. Cellar Selection.
Aromas of cherry cake, gherkin, anise and delicate gingery spices with a chewy, tangy medium-to-full body and mulberry, pepper, and cedar plank accented finish and firm, mouth coating tannins. Needs time. (tasted on Mar-19-2012)
89 • Ottella 2008 "Campo Sierso", Rosso Veronese IGT $21.99.
Deep garnet color. Mild aromas of blackberries, nuts, ironed linen and earth with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long, spicy, berry chutney, sandalwood and earth finish with powdery tannins. (tasted on Mar-19-2012)
89 • Pinnacoli 2008 Primitivo di Manduria $16.99.
Aromas of craisin chutney and cherry cider with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, cedar and apple accented finish. A rock solid sipper or table wine. (tasted on Mar-26-2012)
84 • La Cantina Pizzolato 2010 NSA, "Rosso Convento", Piave DOC $11.99. Certified Organic|Find-a-Wine|
Garnet color. Spicy marinated beet, caraway, black pepper, cocoa, and cherry pie with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, melon rind and mint accented finish. (tasted on Mar-19-2012)