From the Cellar15 Dec 2017
- Category: Uncorked Tonight
(September 21, 2016) ... Back when I bought this wine to find a straight Corvina wasn't as prevalent as it seems now (there are definitely a few more being made) - tonight I pulled a bottle of Cantine Riondo 2007 Corvina Vinea, and it makes you wonder why it wasn't being made earlier, but it makes you realize why it is now: plum, black cherry, blackberry, mocha, and lovely spice ... Very lush and supple.
In theory this wine should have come first, but I was just having a little fun with my guests and someone mentioned a non-traditional Pinot would be something interesting to taste ... how about something from Chile then? Leyda 2009 Pinot Noir, Single Vineyard - Las Brisas Vineyard: silky, earthy, black cherry, supple cranberry, and lovely acidity with a long finish touched by spice which mingles with the acidity to make this an awesome wine at any age.