Famiglia Cotarella Sodale Merlot - 2015, Lazio, Italy
2015 was an excellent vintage in Lazio and central Italy in general and a delight for producers. The growing season was warm with sunny skies and plenty of heat and cool night-time temperatures that helped keep the Merlot grapes balanced with good color, optimum fruit and good acidity. The 2015 Sodale has a deep purple color and a gentle swishing of the glass reveals elegant black fruit, cassis and sweet spice aromas. And with lots of seductive blueberry and black cherry flavors the taste certainly doesn’t disappoint. Ripe acidity and abundant but smooth tannins add vibrancy and structure that nicely balance the rich, lush fruit flavors of the Merlot.The Wine Advocate 90 points
Ramitello Molise Rosso - 2014, Italy
This wine was named #74 on Wine Sepectators 2014 Top 100 List. It is made from a selection of the best Montepulciano 85% and Aglianico 15% grapes grown in the region of Molise. It is deep ruby-red in color, with aromas of plums, forest fruits, dark chocolate, leather, and licorice. On the palate up-front mulberry and plum fruit is ripe and fleshu in this balanced red, with polished tannins. Notes of licorice, graphite, tarry smoke and grilled mushroom push through the midpalate and velvety body pushes flavors to continue over a long and
intriguing finish. 91 Points Robert Parker
Underwood Rose - 2018, Oregon, USA
Underwood draws from the diverse palette of vineyards and wine growing regions that Oregon offers which allows them to craft a wine that is both elegant and refined while also delivering a purity and focus of fruit that is bursting at the seams. Strawberry, ruby grapefruit and apricot burst forward on the nose and palate of this beautiful summer pleaser.