Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2011 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Calderara Sottana with pasta in butternut squash tonight. Really nice combination. This wine choice was an academic one and it needs a lot of air at this point. Took more than an hour in the decanter before it was showing well enough. I think this realistically needs several years before it can show all it has in store and should keep for a decade or more beyond that. I tasted plum, spice, and earthy notes, but the nose was fairly muted even after ample decanting. Will check back in on it tomorrow night.
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.