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Mike Parres

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2009 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 7-7-2014
Love these user-friendly Brunellos in 2009. Impressive nose, with loads of ripe fruit--this is full-bodied with great tannin structure, but won’t hurt your teeth. The fruit is impressive, rich and concentrated. The wine boasts excellent length, with sweet, ripe strawberry, black cherry, leather and a spicy nose with a little Tuscan dust and minerals on the finish. It is drinkable now, with a couple of hours in a decanter, or I would give this wine time to improve and continue to evolve for another 2-4 years. I am thinking this will work great with a pork roast loin or lamb.
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2011 La Fortuna "Fortunello" Rosso Toscano
Review Date: 7-7-2014
Here is a wine that earned lots of stars from me. This is 100% Sangiovese and spent a few months in oak. The nose is classic, ripe cherries and strawberries with a hint of cocoa powder. On the palate of this full-bodied wine, you will find the fruit described above, plus a touch of minerals and soft tannins, which gives this wine a very lush feel to the palate and an incredibly long finish.
Top Value!
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2013 Rocca di Montegrossi Rosato
Review Date: 7-7-2014
From Rocca di Montegrossi and simply put, their best effort yet! This robust rosato has a light salmon pink color and fascinating aromas of ripe wild mountain strawberries, and I found a hint of mandarin zest. It's fresh and lingering on the palate with a very dry finish.
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2012 Ferrero Rosso di Montalcino
Review Date: 7-7-2014
This is a user-friendly Rosso: bright fruit hits you first, black cherries, cassis and ripe strawberries, and then Tuscany starts to roll across you palate; the terroir takes on the rest of this wine, giving it a long finish that lingers. Needs an hour or so of breathing time.
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2011 Ferrero Toscana Rosso
Review Date: 7-5-2014
And now for something completely different! This is a Super Tuscan at a super price. This bad boy is made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Montepulciano and Alicante, and I swear you can taste all of these. On the palate you will find flavors of black cherry, plum and soft floral notes blended with silky tannins. The Cabernet gives this a backbone you can feel and a nice smooth and long finish.
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2013 Husch Mendocino County Sauvignon Blanc
Review Date: 7-5-2014
This 2013 Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, light to medium-bodied example revealing forceful, fragrant notes of melons, figs, dried herbs, and a hint of honey, delicious. A great value.
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2012 Baricci Rosso di Montalcino
Review Date: 7-3-2014
Woo-hoo! Baricci is back in town! Every time I raise a glass of this wine to my lips, it brings me back to Montalcino. Why? Because there is so much Montalcino in the glass. This Rosso reveals perfumed ripe fruit of plum, cassis and kirsch, some leather and cassis mid- palate, and earthiness that meld into ripe strawberries, spices and minerals on the long finish. BUY, BUY, BUY--it will go quick !!!
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Villa Sandi "Il Fresco" Rosé
Review Date: 7-1-2014
Classic pink with fine and persistent mousse, hints of red fruits and floral notes, with an elegant and long finish. This cuvee is a blend of two grapes: Glera (Prosecco) and Pinot Noir. Fun and inexpensive bubbles, that won't give you a headache after drinking. Buy a couple, the first one empties quickly!
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2011 Antech "Cuvée Eugenie" Cremant de Limoux
Review Date: 6-13-2014
From the southern French region of the Languedoc comes this beautiful example of Cement de Limoux, very characteristic of the variety, with perfume of white flower, citrus, lemon soda and drying mineral tones. The wine offers intensity and precision with focused attention on acidity and freshness. A great party pleaser.
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2013 Abbaye Saint Hilaire Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé
Review Date: 6-13-2014
This robust rose has a light salmon pink color with fascinating aromas of ripe wild mountain strawberries and I found a good amount of minerality. It's fresh and lingering on the palate with a very dry finish. Buy a couple bottles, as the first one will empty quickly.
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2012 Château de Maligny Chablis
Review Date: 6-13-2014
A super value Chablis that expresses its uniqueness. This wine is elegant, crisp and well-structured. The 2012 Chablis is chalky with a mineral quality. The wine is mouth-filling and full, with a smooth and supple finish.
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2010 Seghesio Barolo
Review Date: 6-8-2014
From the Great 2010 vintage this wine brings aromas of dried cherry, and rose’s and on the palate you will find raspberries, tar, tobacco, truffle, and a little Langhe dust with a good tannin structure. I love the elegance to this wine, and with all of its varietal purity here, I still might want to decant it for a couple hours or can even age for a couple of years (up to five or six years if you are that patient), and I am thinking it would show best with a wild mushroom risotto or a barbecue tri-tip.
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2012 Antech Chardonnay Vin de Pays d'Oc
Review Date: 5-29-2014
A superb candidate for a house white as it can be enjoyed on its own at the end of a long day, or with a variety of seafood, salad and light white meat dishes.
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2012 Butternut Chardonnay
Review Date: 4-29-2014
Here is a classic California Chardonnay. This wine has exhilarating aromas of honeysuckle, pear and green apple, with hints of pineapple. On the palate, this wine is rich and full-bodied, with lively fruit, sweet vanilla, butterscotch flavors and a refreshing, long, lingering finish.
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2012 Erik Banti Il Vermentino Toscana
Review Date: 4-26-2014
Incredibly complex nose you can almost smell the salt air and with hints of spice and vibrant grapefruit. Rich and round on the palate but with a good amount of acidity and a touch of mandarin zest on the finish, delicious!
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