Tasting Notes - May 3, 2006 - Joanne
Domaine Select
Tre Bicchieri Pre-Tasting

San Francisco, CA
Event held: March 16, 2006
at Emporio Rulli

This tasting was held for the trade prior to the grand Tre Bicchieri tasting at Fort Mason
later in the day. The wines poured were by Tre Bicchieri honored wineries but they
poured most of their portfolio (read our tasting notes on the 2006 Tre Bicchieri Tasting here).
The wines on this page are imported by Domaine Select,
except for the Ferrari sparkling, which are imported by Dalla Terra.


Year Winery Region/Varietal Joanne's Tasting Notes
Btls
2000 Fattoria Le Pupille Il Denio Lots of fruit. Slightly bitter finish. Tannic finish.
2
2004 Fattoria Le Pupille Morellino di Sansano Ripe cherries. Lots of fruit.
1+
2003 Fattoria Le Pupille Poggio Valente Good fruit. Dry elegant style.
?
2002 Fattoria Le Pupille Saffredi Hard. Good fruit but tight with tannic acidic finish.
3+
2002 Fattoria Le Pupille Poggio Valente Jammy fruit on nose. Warmer. More fruit and more concentration than ’03
4+
MV Ferrari Brut  
0
MV Ferrari Rosé  
1
2000 Ferrari Perlé  
2-3
1996 Ferrari Giulio Ferrari 100% Chard. Tiny bubbles. Lt. Gold. Only one with a nose.
3
2004 Hofstätter Pinot Grigio 'De Vite' Minerally, Salty and smooth center.
1-2
2004 Hofstätter Pinot Grigio Lighter with a cleaner finish.
2+
2003 Hofstätter Pinot Bianco More fruit. Clean finish.
2
2005 Hofstätter Pinot Nero Meczan Beaujolais nose. Light style. Like a Sancerre pinot. Dry finish.
2+
2001 Hofstätter Pinot Nero Barthenau Good balance. Delicious. Will age very nicely!
6
2000 Hofstätter Rosso Yngram 70% Cab/25% P. Verdot
?
1999 Hofstätter Lagrein Steinraffler Concentrated but balanced. Good acids.
3-5
2004 Hofstätter Lagrein Cherry black slightly bitter fruit.
1-2
2004 Massolino Moscato D’Asti Green tint to color. 
?
2004 Massolino Chardonnay Good balance. Clean.
3?
2004 Massolino Dolcetto D’Alba Very dry finish. Light fruit.
2?
2004 Massolino Barbera D’Alba Good fruit. A drinker.
2?
2003 Massolino Barbera D’Alba Gisep Good nose. Balanced. Rich. One of the best Barbera D’Alba’s we’ve ever had.
3-5
2002 Massolino Nebbiolo Langhe Very clean finish. Good.
?
2001 Massolino Barolo Very young. Dry center and finish.
2-3+
2000 Massolino Barolo Parafada Darker fruit than the ’01 and richer.
4+
2001 Massolino Barolo Parafada More open style. Dry center. Good fruit.
3-4
2000 Massolino Barolo Margheria More tart. Lighter fruit. A bit closed.
4?
2001 Massolino Barolo Margheria Fruit jumps on nose. Very rich. Delicious.
4-6?
1998 Massolino Barolo Vigna Ronda Riserva Still young. Currants on nose. Lots of acid. Clean.
6+
2002 Molino di Grace Volano Sangiovese/Cab/Merlot - Great nose.
2+
2001 Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Good.
2-3
2000 Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva 96% Sangiovese. Very very dry. Good fruit but young.
3
2000 Molino di Grace Il Margone
Chianti Classico Riserva
94% Sangiovese. Very very young. Closed and tight. Acids and a bright finish.
4
2000 Molino di Grace Gratius Nose of roasted chicken. More concentration than others. Good.
6+
1999 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino Great nose. Light center. Clean finish.
3?
1999 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Nose of antique roses. Balanced. Like the style.
4-6
1995 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Complex. Lots of acids.
6-8
2002 Velenosi Il Brecciarolo
Rosso Piceno Superiore
Country style. Very dry finish
1-2
2002 Velenosi Roggio del Filare
Rosso Piceno Superiore
Great nose. Very young. Tons of fruit. Concentrated
4+
2002 Velenosi Ludi Merlot/Cab Sauv. Great nose. Tons of fruit. Very dry finish.
2+
2001 Velenosi Ludi Merlot/Cab Sauv. Nose not as pronounced. Leaner. Tannins and acids on finish.
3



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