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An IWM Experience in Orlando

Posted on | February 24, 2011 | Written by Janice Cable | 1 Comment

Just a very quick link to a blog post written by one of our clients. We recently led a tasting in the home of one of our clients, a serious wine-lover, and he took the time to pen a thoughtful and passionate response in his blog, Wine–A View from Orlando.

Here’s an excerpt:

From the Piemonte, we moved south into Tuscany for the next two wines, both Brunelli di Montalcino. The first of two was the 2000 Case Basse di Soldera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. Soldera, a former insurance broker from Milan, planted the 2 hectare Case Basse vineyard in 1972, and produced his first Brunello from the vineyard in 1990, when Soldera deemed it to finally to be worthy. From a hot vintage, this wine was garnet in the glass with a hint of bricking. The wine is dominated by red fruit aromas and flavors, with a note of mint or basil, as well as extreme acidity and high levels of tannins. The second Brunello was the 2004 Talenti Brunello di Montalcino. The estate was founded in 1980 by Pierluigi Talenti, long-time winemaker at Tenuta il Poggione, and consists of 20 hectares of vines. The nose on this wine showed brighter, sweeter red fruit, leather, and an earthy, mushroom note. On the palate, the wine is softer and broader than the first, with flavors of cherries, berries, and baking spices like cinnamon and cardamom. There are granular tannins reminscent of “Rutherford Dust,” and the wine seems to float across the tongue and take forever to dissipate.

You can read the rest of the post here. It’s a delight to get a glimpse from the client’s side–and to discover that the view is a good one indeed.


One Response to “An IWM Experience in Orlando”

  1. DJ Silverberg
    February 26th, 2011 @ 1:07 pm


    That you for the kind words of praise regarding my blog post. I enjoyed spending an afternoon of wine and conversation with Tina and Chris.


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