Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2006 Podere Poggio Scalette Il Carbonaione Alta Valle della Greve IGT was bottle number two tonight. Just as dense and layered as the Terre di Lavoro but Sangiovese through and through. Black, inky and bold. Dark berry and cherry, dark chocolate and earth dominate. While not quite as good as the Terre di Lavoro, it is a great wine in its own right.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.