Dec 032013
2011 Giordano Collection Nebbiolo d’Alba cod Maestri Italiani, Langhe, Piedmont, Italy, $ (S) – Rating 89

Looking for a real crowd pleaser red wine? This Nebbiolo will fit the bill. Only 13.5% alcohol, light to medium bodied, perfect for BBQ, hot wings or pizza. A very subtle and soft nose with cherry and floral notes. Soft on the palate and easy-drinking offering a mouth-full of cherry, strawberry and red berry flavors. Buy This Wine

Dec 032013
2009 Giordano Collection Aglianico Rinforzato Puglia IGT, Apulia, Italy, $ (S) – Rating 89

A rich and enticing nose of smoky dark cherry with lots of spice and notes of balsamic. Give this wine an hour or more to open. The tannins soften nicely over time. Flavors of cherry, plum and dark spice are complimented with hints of strawberry and ripe raspberry on the finish. Good food pairing acidity for that juicy steak. Buy This Wine

Mar 092013
2010 Giordano Collection Nebbiolo Maestri Italiani doc, Piedmont, Italy, $17 (S) – Rating 89

A fruit forward red wine with old world charm and earthiness. The nose entices with notes of ripe cherry and plum with hints of raspberry and spice. The palate is treated to flavors of dark cherry, plum and spice. Soft tannins make this a very enjoyable and easy drinking red wine. Certainly a party pleaser. Buy This Wine

Feb 262013
2010 Giordano Collection Tuscany i.g.t. Toscana Rosso, Tuscany, Italy, $13.50 (S) – 91

A Super Tuscan at a super price. This traditional blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet is rich and deep with aromas of red cherry, blackberry, dark spice, oaky vanilla and camp smoke. Very fruit-forward with moderate tannins offering notes of dark cherry, plum and dark fruit with intriguing hints of  dark chocolate and leather in the long finish. It is simply a “cuddle up by the fire” kind of wine. Buy This Wine