Tip: this would be a great sparkler for the holidays that costs much less than Champagne.
Another wine that wasn't part of the tasting line-up that the Wine House owner, Bart, was kind enough to open and share with me was are rare one:
Last, I'll finish with a wine that I didn't taste last night but I have tasted a prior vintage and absolutely loved it; and I've noticed that the current vintage found at the Wine House has great public ratings on Cellartracker that are consistent over all vintages.
2012 Aia Vecchia Lagone Toscana IGT (Tuscany, Italy): this is a Super-Tuscan, i.e., an Italian version of a Bordeaux blend. I picked up a bottle of the 2012 vintage last night. My note on the 2009 Lagone was: this wine has dark red & black fruit on the nose, is big, dense and dry (read: not fruity) in the mouth, very tannic but balanced with a long finish.
Again, I'd recommend all of these wines if the characteristics in the notes are appealing to you preference. I also noticed a couple other reds on the shelves that I'll be picking up for the holidays that I'll write about soon.
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