Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2012 Fumanelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore. And there you have it. This is THE WORST wine I’ve tasted all year. By a country mile. When Americans say Italian wine sucks, it’s because of stuff like this. It is not flawed….no tca, brett or anything else. Just insipid, thin, lacking a midpalate, sickly and slightly sweet on the palate with a decidedly bland nose of red twizzler. Absolutely gross. What is most puzzling is that I have had this wine in prior vintages and liked it. But this is undrinkable and it is so insultingly bad that I will take it back to Spec’s for a refund. I guess I was due for a bad one but wow…this was terrible.
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.