Recent San Felice Wines

San Felice WinesLast year, we became acquainted with San Felice wines, and they quickly enticed us from the historic estate located in the heart of Chianti Classico territory. As a result, we happily accepted samples of these two impressive Italian reds. San Felice Vigorello 2020 marks the 52nd vintage of the first Supertuscan produced in Chianti Classico. Bell’Aja Bolgheri 2021 showcases how Bordeaux meets the terroir of Bolgheri. Read on for more details.

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San Felice Wines

San Felice WinesWe became acquainted with San Felice wines last year, so we happily accepted these three standout Italian wines. 2020 Bell’Aja Bolgheri Superiore 2020; 2019 Il Grigio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione; and 2018 Poggiorosso Chianti Classico Gran Selezione are special-occasion wines from the historic estate located in the heart of Chianti Classico territory. As well, they all complement summer barbecues or winter roasts.

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When we left Walla Walla in late June en route to a weekend party in Montana, we made a spontaneous decision to stop in Spokane and see Greg Lipsker, owner and skilled winemaker of Barrister Winery. We couldn’t stay long, but that didn’t prevent Greg from pouring a few excellent wines. Greg has a large portfolio of beautiful wines, all of which have the signature style of a soft mouthfeel and gentle tannins. Contributing to this style is a unique story  – the wines are “train settled.” What does this mean? Read on for details. Continue reading

Va Piano Wines

Va Piano Tasting RoomVa Piano Vineyards celebrates its 20th anniversary this fall, and we’re proud to have been drinking Va Piano wines for 13 of those years. We always visit excellent winemaker/owner Justin Wiley, his dog Murphy and his winery whenever we travel to Walla Walla. And we always have a memorable tasting experience, whether outside or in the friendly tasting room. Most recently, we spent a relaxing afternoon with Justin in his scenic, beautifully landscaped outdoor area, with stunning views of the Blue Mountains and surrounding vineyards.

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