Golden Glass 2004 - Slow Food San Francisco
March 18, 2004

A tasting of more than 40 Tre Bicchieri and rising star Italian wines for the first time in California in combination with 8 different artisan cheeses plus a varietal chocolate tasting.

2000 Il Molino di Grace Gratius Tuscany
Very good. But needs time.

2000 Bruno Rocco Barbaresco Rabaja Piedmont
Very good, but it needs time.

2000 San Fabiano Calcinaia SRL Chianti Classico Cellole Riserva
Needs a lot of time. Lots of V/A.

2000 Girolamo Dorigo Pignolo Friuli Venezia Guilia
Very closed. Needs time.

1999 Gianni Masciarelli Montepulciano d’Abruzzo“Villa Gemma” Abruzzo
Nice herbal center note. Not too tannic. Very good.

2001 Castello delle Regine Merlot Umbria IGT
A lot of oak!

2001 Palari Faro Palari Sicily
Really, really good! $50

2001 Feudi di San Gregorio Serpico Campania
Buy some. Needs a lot of time.

2000 Rocca delle Macie Roccato Tuscany
50-50 Sangiovese-Cab. Very nice wine.

1999 Benanti Etna Bianco Superiore Pietramarina DOC
No California distributor yet. Very Good! $24

2001 Marchesi de Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Montesodi
Too soft!

2000 Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro
Just okay.

2000 Serafii & Vidotto Il Rosso dell’Abazia Veneto
$39. Jack liked. 1st Wine

2000 Livon Tiareblu Fruili Venezia Guilia
2nd wine. Not as good as first.

2000 Arnaldo Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco 25 Anni Umbria
Very Tannic. Needs a lot of time. Buy 1 bottle.

2001 Filippo Gallino Roero Superiore
Very tannic.

2000 Vignalta Colli Euganei Rosso Gemola
Very good! Buy some!

2000 Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico Rancia Riserva
Light. Soft. Not appealing.

2001 Casanuova Rosso di Montalcino
Very raspberry. Tannic needs aging. Very fruity and tasty.

1998 Casanuova Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino
Good. Not so fruity and tannic.

2002 De Conciliis Aglianico Donnaluna
Cherry! Very tasty. Drink now. 5+

2001 De Conciliis Naima Campania
Favorite mouthfeel. Fruity, velvety and oaky. Good! CA Impt. Vinity Wine Co.

2001 Volpe Pasini Refosco Dal Penuncolo Rosso Zuc di Volpe Fruili Venezia Guilia
Tannic but balanced. Very good now.

2002 Cusumano Sagana Sicily
Drinker. Not too tannic but acidic. Fruity but try with food.

1999 Argioloas Turriga Sardegna
Herbal, chewy. Good. Buy some. $55-60

1996 Cortese Giuseppe Barbaresco Rabaja Riserva
Very Tannic. Looks prematurely aged…

1997 Massolino Vigna Rionda Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva
Shows age already. Very acidic. Light colored. $70

1999 Prunotto Barolo Bussia
Really good! Needs time but it is drinkable now.

1999 Fontanafredda Barolo Lazzarito Vigna La Delizia
Ah enh.

2002 Sinfarosa Primitivo di Manduria Zinfandel Puglia
Weird tasting.

2000 Tenuta Marsiliana Maremma IGT
Really good. Quite oaked. Very tannic.




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