Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2013 Il Poggione (Proprietá Franceschi) Rosso di Montalcino. Well you win some and you lose some…this one was more on the “lose” side of things. Nothing terribly wrong with it and at $19 it is priced barely ok. It just feels hollow and overly simple. Thin on the mid-palate and lacking verve and length on the finish. Serviceable and fine with a weekday pasta dinner, but that is as far as it’ll take you. Flat flavors of plum and cherry with some tobacco and earthiness. Meh.
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.