From the Cellar

Vinea 2007 - Pinot 2009 (Italy / Chile)

15 Dec 2017

Vinea Corvina(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.

Leyda Pinot NoirIn 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.


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