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New Meetup: FREE Italian wine tasting at Sunset Corners

From: user 3.
Sent on: Monday, January 19, 2009 1:59 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Miami Wine Tasters!

What: FREE Italian wine tasting at Sunset Corners

When: January 23,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Hello everyone.

I just got word of another colossal FREE wine tasting at Sunset Corners.. Their email advertisement says it all:

This week we will be featuring 27 different wines from Italy in our emails! Each day we will highlight these new releases that will all be in the store as of this Tuesday. From everyday drinking Barberas and Dolcettos to extraordinary Barolos and Brunellos, we are so excited to bring these wines to you!

This Friday night all 27 wines will be available to try for free at a tasting at Sunset Corners?

Pouring the wines will be nine producers/winemakers!

Conterno-Fantino Dolcetto d?Alba Fontanazza 2007
89 points
The 2007 Dolcetto d?Alba is a delicious, fleshy wine loaded with fragrant ripe dark fruit, spices and minerals. This medium to full-bodied Dolcetto offers gorgeous length and elegance to spare. Year in year out, this is one of my favorite Dolcettos on the market. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2011.

Conterno-Fantino Barbera d?Alba Vignota 2007
90 points
The 2007 Barbera d?Alba Vignota flows from the glass with waves of fruit that caress the palate in stunning style. This delicious Barbera has only been in bottle for a short time, and my impression is that it will only get better in the coming months. It is a sumptuous, opulent Barbera that is sure to provide much pleasure over the next few years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2012. These entry-level wines show why Conterno-Fantino is one of Piedmont?s top estates.

Conterno-Fantino Langhe Rosse Monpra 2002
A blend of 45% Nebbiolo, 45% Barbera, and 10% Cabernet, which are vinified separately and aged in barriques prior to being blended.

Conterno-Fantino Barolo Vigna del Gris 2004
93 points
Conterno-Fantino's 2004 Barolo Vigna del Gris offers an enticing array of floral aromatics that lead to sensations of candied cherries, small red fruits, spices and marzipan. With air, this sensual, feminine Barolo opens to reveal notable inner perfume and superb length. As is usually the case, the wine doesn't quite have the stuffing to balance its tannins and it does dry out just a bit on the finish, but it is nevertheless a gorgeous, gorgeous wine. In 2004 Vigna del Gris contains fruit from both old vines and a recently re-planted section of the vineyard. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2019.

Conterno-Fantino Barolo Sori Ginestra 2004
96 points
Conterno-Fantino have once again produced one of the vintage?s finest wines with their stunning 2004 Barolo Sori Ginestra, which is just as impressive in bottle as it has been on the several occasions I have tasted it from barrel. This explosive, heady Barolo bursts onto the palate with seamless layers of ripe dark fruit, black cherries, menthol, cinnamon, pine and minerals, revealing profound depth and richness. It offers superb length, gorgeous, sweet tannins and a finish that lasts forever. Although it is a surprisingly accessible Sori Ginestra at this stage, I expect it will close down at some point in the near future. Readers who have an opportunity to taste this wine in the next few months should not hesitate to do so. This is a remarkable Barolo in every way. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.

Pouring the above wines: Guido Fantino

Marcarini Moscato d?Asti 2007
86 points
The 2007 Moscato d?Asti offers good length and balance in its floral aromatics, spices and crisp green apples.

Marcarini Barolo La Serra 2004
91 points
Marcarini?s 2004 Barolo La Serra reveals floral aromatics and a candied, spicy quality to its red cherry fruit. Made in a linear, focused style, this taut Barolo offers outstanding persistence on the palate and refined ripe tannins. It is a lovely La Serra. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2022.

Marcarini Barolo Brunate 2004
93 points
Soaring aromatics emerge from the estate?s 2004 Barolo Brunate. Menthol, dark cherries, spices, new leather and licorice are all to be found in this generous, layered wine. Sweet, ripe tannins provide a lovely bookend to this rich, classic Barolo from the Brunate vineyard. Still somewhat closed, it is likely to require at least a few years of bottle age. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024.

Pouring the above wines: Manuel Marchetti

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