Many people take for granted enjoying a bottle of their favorite wine with friends. Being able to describe why they like a particular wine is something that many wine lovers have trouble doing. Their lack of descriptives for wine starts from a real lack of understanding their own palate. Being able to know what you're tasting when having a glass of wine is just one part of understanding your own palate.
Once again the wine press is hailing the arrival of another in the long list of great vintage wines. For weeks now we have been hearing the rumblings about the 2010 Brunello's from Italy. A year ago all they could write about were the 2010 Barolo's, "these wines are to be sought out". Later the generalization was second guessed and it turned out that only a handful or two were worth the weight of the hype.
Guerrieri Gonzaga's Tenuta San Leonardo and Priccipipe Pallavicini are unique, each an example of the quality that is coming out from so many of the Italian regions. Mention Tenuta San Leonardo to the Italian wine world and you begin to hear a rumble. Only a few wine connoisseurs outside of Italy are in the know, but things are changing.
Marchese Carlo Guerrier... (continued)