Rick's Wine Journal
Index of Featured Italian Producers & Wines

 
Italian
 
Abbazia Barolo 1984 - Feb 9, 2014
Acinum Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 1990 - Nov 11, 2011
Allegrini Amarone di Valpolicella Classico 1999 & 1998 - Cellar
Allegrini Palazzo della Torre Corvina Veronese IGT 2011 - June 10, 2016
Antinori Bolgheri - Guado Al Tasso, 1997 - Oct 19, 2000, November 16, 2013
Antinori Sangiovese Santa Cristina Toscana IGT 2008  Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT - March 09, 2010
Antinori Toscana Solaia 1997 - Feb 14, 2001
Antinori Toscana Tignanello 1999 - Aug, 25, 2003, May 20, 2003, November 16, 2013, April 17, 2014, August 17, 2015
Antinori Toscana Tignanello 1997 - Feb 14, 2001
Marchesi Antinori Villa Antinori Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy, 2010 - December 27, 2013

Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2011 - June 28, 2014

Azelia di Luigi Scavino San Rocco Barolo (Nebbiolo) 2001 - April 16, 2015
Azienda Agricola Montevetrano, Montevetrano Colli di Salerno IGT Red Wine Blend 2007 -  December 2, 2012 
Barone Ricasoli Chianti Classico Castello di Brolio 2001- May 14, 2009
Bolla Valpolicella della Amarone 1998 - Jan 17, 2004
Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino La Casa 1995 - March 14, 2003
Michele Castellani Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Monte Cristi 1997 Veneto - Jan 26, 2003
Castello Banfi Alta Langa Cuvée Aurora Rosé 2011 - September 3, 2016
Castello Banfi Belnero Toscana IGT 2012 - September 3, 2016
Castello Banfi Montalcino Brunello di Montalcino 2010 - September 3, 2016 September 17, 2016
Castello Banfi Montalcino Brunello di Montalcino 2000 - November 16, 2013
Castello Banfi Montalcino Brunello di Montalcino 1987 - February 6, 2008
Castello Banfi Florus Late Harvest Moscadello 2011 - September 3, 2016, September 17, 2016
Castello Banfi Pinot Grigio San Angelo Toscana IGT 2013 - September 3, 2016
Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013 - September 3, 2016
Castello Romitoro Brunello di Montalcino 1997 - Dec 16, 2002
Cavalchina Bianco del Veneto Passito 2004  - September 17, 2011, October 20, 2012, December 13, 2014, December 12, 2015, September, 29, 2016
Elvio Cogno Nas-cetta 2000, Langhe, Italy - March 11, 2002
Domenico Clerico Barolo Ciabot Montin Ginestra 2005 - September 17, 2011
Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino 2007 - May 2, 2015
Aldo Conterno Langhe Rosso 2011 - April 4, 2015 
Falesco Umbria Merlot 1999 - Nov 17, 2000
Frescobaldi/Mondavi Toscana Lucente 1999 - Aug, 25, 2003
Frescobaldi Pomino Vinsanto 1991- November 6, 2010
Gaja
Barbaresco 2000 - Mar 9, 2004
Barbaresco 1999
Barbaresco 1989
Barbaresco 1978
Gaja Ca' Marcanda Promis Toscana IGT 2002 - Sept 14, 2005, April 9, 2009
Gaja Dagromis Barolo 2003 - September 24, 2008 
Gaja Darmagi 1999
Sito Moresco 1999
Gaja Sori Tildin 1998
Gaja Sperss 1998
Giacomo Conterno Barolo Cascina Francia 1994 - Mar 17, 2004
Guicciardini Strozzi Sodole 1997 - Sept 12, 2002
Eredi Lodali Treiso Barbaresco Rocche dei 7 Fratellli 2003 Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco, Italy -
February 24, 2009
Eredi Lodali Treiso Barolo Piedmont, Langhe, Italy Barolo 2002 -
February 24, 2009
Lucente 1997 - Oct 7, 2001
 Massolino Serralunga d'Alba Barolo 2008 - February 26, 2016
Mastrobernardino Greco di Tufo 2000 - May 8, 2002
Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato D'Asti 2005 - June 25, 2006
Nino Negri Valtellina Sfursat 5 Stelle, Lombardia, Valtellina, Italy 2004 - February 21, 2012, October 29, 2016
Nicolis Amarone della Valpolicella D.O.C. Classico Ambrosan Veneto 1998 - Dec 16, 2002
Ornellaia Tenuta dell' Ornellaia Bolgheri 2009  - November 16, 2013 
Ornellaia Tenuta dell' Ornellaia Bolgheri 2002  - November 16, 2013 
Ornellaia Tenuta dell' Ornellaia Bolgheri 1998 - Feb 28, 2004
Ornellaia Tenuta dell' Ornellaia Bolgheri 1991 - May 8, 2002
Ornellaia Tenuta dell' Ornellaia Bolgheri 1996 - July 6, 2001
Armando Parusso Barolo Mariondino 1998 - April 12, 2003 - March 24, 2006
Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Sangiovese 2007 - August 20, 2016
Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Sangiovese 1997 - August 20, 2016
La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2010, Tuscany - October 12, 2016
Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo Langhe 2002 - Aug 12, 2004
Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva 2000 - June 10, 2005
Querceto Chianti Classico  2002 - June 10, 2005
Raimondi
Le Ragose Amarone della Valpolicella 2006 - August 20, 2016
Barone Ricasoli Campo Ceni Toscano 2002 - January 27, 2007
Barone Ricasoli Toscana Casalferro 1993 - April 2, 2001
Barone Ricasoli Toscana Casalferro 1988 - February 11, 2007
Barone Ricasoli Toscana Casalferro 1997 - Oct 30, 2000
Luigi Righetti Amarone della Valpolicell Veneto, Valpolicella, Italy 2005 - February 24, 2009
La Spinetta (Rivetti) Barbaresco Riserva Vürsù Vigneto Starderi 2008 -  October 27, 2012
Rivetti La Spinetta Monferrato Pin 2005 - August 21, 2010 November 15, 2016
Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico Reserva 1999, 2000 - Nov 20-21, 2003
Ruffino Reserve Ducale Chianti Classico 2003 - March 26, 2007
Tedeschi Amarone della Valpolicella 1993 - Jan 21, 2004
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2005 - May 14, 2009
Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto Toscana IGT Merlot 2001 - August 20, 2016
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2006 - May 14, 2009, June 4, 2016
Teruzzi & Puthod - Terre di Tufo - 2006 - November 24, 2011
Teruzzi & Puthod - Terre di Tufo - 1994 - Dec 11, 2001
Tiziano Chianti Riserva 2005 Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT - March 09, 2010
Castello di Verrazzano Toscana Sassello 1997 - Dec 14, 2004
Val Serena Il Santo ToscanaDesert wine - March 16, 2007
Villa Mattielli Amarone della Valpolicella 2009 - August 31, 2013 
Vittiano Umbria Red - Nov 17, 2000
 
Other Wines and Producers Featured on Rick's Wine Journal
 
New York State
 
Bedell Cellars North Fork Long Island Cabernet Franc 2013 - February 13, 2015
Bedell Cellards  Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 - Dec 5, 2001
Bedell Cellar Chardonnays 1999 , 1999 Reserve  - Dec 5, 2001
Corey Creek 1998 Merlot - Dec 5, 2001
Corey Creek 1999 Gewurztraminer - Dec 5, 2001
Corey Creek 2000 Late Harvest Riesling - Dec 5, 2001
Ravines Finger Lakes New York Cabernet Franc  2010 - October 12, 2013
Ravines Finger Lakes New York Dry Riesling 2012 - December 24, 2013
Ravines Finger Lakes New York Dry Riesling 2010 - July 7, 2012
Raphael North Fork of Long Island Merlot 2000 - Dec 14, 2004
 
Oregon/Washington State
 
Andrew Will Columbia Valley Sorella 2001 - Sept 15, 2004
Archery Summit Oregon Premier Cuvee Pinot Noir 2001 - Nov 22, 2005
Cadence Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard 1999 - Feb 1, 2003
Canoe Ridge Columbia Valley Merlot 2002 - March 26, 2007, August 22, 2006
Canoe Ridge Columbia Valley Merlot 1997 - Apr 12, 2004
Cayuse Walla Walla Cailloux Vineyard Shiraz 2007 - Sept 21, 2013 
Chateau Ste. Michelle-Dr. Loosen Eroica Columbia Valley Riesling 2001 - June 9, 2004
Chateau St Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 1999 - July 14, 2002
Chateau St Michelle Columbia Valley Merlot 1999 - May 15, 2002
Chateau St Michelle Cold Canyon Chardonnay - Feb 17, 2002
Chateau St Michelle Reserve Chardonnay 2000 - Mar 6, 2002, Jan 23, 2002
Chateau St Michelle Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 1993 - Jan 20, 2001
Chateau St Michelle Columbia Valley Syrah Reserve 1998 - May 24, 2001
Chateau St Michelle Columbia Valley Syrah Reserve 1997 - Jan 20, 2001
Chehalem 3 Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2002 - Sept 30, 2005
Col Solare 1999 - Oct 24, 2003
Col Solare 1997 - Jan 20, 2001
Columbia Winery Columbia Valley Syrah 1999 - May 8, 2004
Columbia Yakima Valley Red Willow Vineyard Syrah 1988  - July 6, 2004
Columbia Winery Columbia Valley Merlot 1997 - Nov 28, 2000
Debrul Cote de Bonneville Estate Bottled Yakima Valley Red Wine Blend 2006 - Sept 21, 2013 
Eola Hills "LaCreole" Pinot Noir Reserve 2001- July 15, 2005
Fidelitas Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 - January 17, 2008
Fidelitas Optu Columbia Valley Red Wine 2002 - Oct 5, 2005, Oct 28, 2005
Gordon Brothers Family Vineyards Columbia Valley - 1995 Cabernet, 95 Merlot - 3 Mar 2000
Barnard Griffin Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 - Feb 23, 2000
Hedges Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Columbia Valley 1998 - Oct 15, 2001
Hedges Cellars Three Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 - Sept 4, 2002
Hedges Cellars Columbia Valley Fume Chardonnay 1999 - Nov 23, 2000
Hedges Cellars Red Mountain Reserve 1997- Sept 28, 2000
Hedges Cellars Three Vineyards 1997, Columbia Valley 1998,  - Sept 28, 2000
Hedges Cellars Columbia Valley 1998,  - Sept 28, 2000
Hedges Cellars Fume Chardonnay 1998 - Sept 28, 2000
Hogue Columbia Valley Fume Blanc 2002 - Mar 17, 2004
K Vintners Milbrandt Wahluke Slope Columbia Valley Syrah 2001 - June 9, 2004
Ken Wright Cellars Columbia Valley Celilo Vineyard Chardonnay 2002 - July 15, 2005
Ken Wright Pinot Noir Carter Vineyard, Willamette Valley - Oct 25, 1999
Kestrel 1996 Columbia Valley Cab Sav - Sept 2, 2000
King Estate Oregon Pinot Gris 2001- Mar 17, 2004
Matthew Cellars Yakima Valley Red Wine 2000 - Aug 8, 2005
Matthew Cellars Yakima Valley Red Wine 1998 - Oct 19, 2001
Northstar Yakima Valley Merlot 1999 - April 4, 2003
Northstar Yakima Valley Merlot 1997 - Oct 30, 2001
Northstar Yakima Valley Merlot 1995 - Jan 20, 2001, Sept 10, 2005
Owen Roe Ex Umbris Columbia Valley Shiraz 2004 - Jan 13, 2006
Pepper Bridge Walla Walla Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 - Feb 28, 2004
Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red 2000 - Sept 11, 2004
Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red 1999 - Oct 25, 2004
Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 1997 - June 4, 2000
Reasons "The One" Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 - October 12, 2013
Reininger Walla Walla Valley Merlot 1998 - Sept 2, 2000
Domaine Serene Willamette Valley Yamhill Cuvee Pinot Noir 2003- Jan 27, 2006
Domaine Serene Willamette Valley Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir 2004 - December 13, 2014 
Domaine Serene Willamette Valley Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir 2002 - July 10, 2005 November 27, 2014
Seven Hills Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 - Aug 28, 2004
Snoqualmie Vineyards Columbia Valley Syrah 2000 - Aug 2, 2003
Spring Valley Vineyard Washington State Walla Walla Frederick Red 2002 - Dec 28, 2005
Spring Valley Vineyard Washington State Walla Walla Uriah Red 2003 - Dec 9, 2005
Soos Creek 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon - Oct 13, 2000
Toluca Lane Oregon Pinot Noir 2003 - Jan 26, 2006
Walla Walla Valley Seven Hills Vineyard 1997 Merlot - Feb 11, 2000
Waterbrook Columbia Valley Melange 1997  - Apr 21, 2000
Woodward Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon Artist Series 1997 - June 2, 2000
 
Pennsylvania
Penn Shore Lake Erie Diamond NV - August 12, 2012. August 30, 2012, September 22, 2012
 
Other
 
Canada
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc - August 13, 2012
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Vidal Ice Wine 2010 - August 13, 2012
Inniskillin Cabernet Franc Ice Wine 2010 - August 13, 2012
Inniskillin Shiraz Cabernet 2010 - August 13, 2012
Inniskillin Sparkling Ice Wine 2010 - August 13, 2012
Inniskillin Vidal Ice Wine 2008 - August 13, 2012
Inniskillin Niagara Peninsula Riesling Icewine 2007 - May 12, 2011
Inniskillin Kaiser Legacy Ice Wine 2004 - August 13, 2012
Inniskillin Niagara Peninsula VQA Oak Aged Vidal Eiswein 2004 - February 18, 2012, October 2, 2013
Mission Hill Family Estate Oculus Okanagan Valley Red Wine 2009 - May 3, 2013
 
Central European - incl. German, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary
Bernkasteler Doctor Mosel Ruer Sauer Kabinett Riesling 1999 - January 30, 2010
Boutari Samos Muscat Greek dessert wine - March 16, 2007
Disznoko Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos 2005 - May 3, 2013
Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Spatlese 2006 - November 26, 2009, February 11, 2011
Frankovka Chateau pod Martinkau 2003 - May 23, 2005
Frankovka Moravian Czech Repblic vyber z hroznu 2003 - May 28 2005
Gessinger Zeltinger Sohnenuhr Vineyard Spatlese Mosel-Ruhr-Saar 2005 - January 19, 2008
Heinz Merkel Pfalz 1988 - Dec 11, 2001- German
Hétszölö Tokaji Aszu 3 Puttonyos 2004 - May 3, 2013
Kracher #7 Chardonnay Welschriesling Trockenbeerenauslese Burgenland, Austria, 1998 - Feb 18, 2005
Kracher Scheurebe TBA #12 Zwischen den Seen 1998 - February 25, 2012   
Alois Kracher Chardonnay/Welschriesling TBA #7 Nouvelle Vague 1998 - February 25, 2012   
Alois Kracher Chardonnay TBA #2 Nouvelle Vague 2002 - January 8, 2011
Alois Kracher Chardonnay TBA #9 Nouvelle Vague 2002 - January 8, 2011, September 1, 2013
Kracher Nouvelle Vague #5 Zweigelt TBA 1996 - January 30, 2010 
Kracher Scheurebe Trockenbeeren Auslese Number 3 1998 - Aug 21, 2004
Alois Kracher Scheurebe TBA #6 Zwischen den Seen 2002 - November 19, 2010
Kracher Welschriesling Trockenbeerenauslese Neusiedlersee Zwischen den Seen No. 6 1998 - January 12, 2008, October 09, 2009, February 23, 2013
Kracher Chardonnay Welschriesling Trockenbeerenauslese Neusiedlersee Nouvelle Vague No. 7 1998 - Oct 11, 2004, February 25, 2012  
Kracher Trockenbeeren Auslese Chardonnay #7 2001 - October 30, 2008
Kracher Traminer #8 TBA 1998 - January 30, 2010
Kracher Chardonnay Welschriesling Trockenbeerenauslese Neusiedlersee Nouvelle Vague No. 9 1998 -  February 10, 2007, December 20, 2008, March 5, 2009, December 13, 2014 
 - February 25, 2012  
Nikolaihof Gr�ner Veltliner Smaragd Im Weingebirge 2006 - January 17, 2015
Prager Riesling Smaragd Trocken Wachau Weissenkirchen Steinriegl Niederösterreich Austria  2000 - Nov 1, 2004
Royal Tokaji Wine Co. Tokaji Asz� 5 Puttonyos Birsalm�s 2000 - December 13, 2014 
St Urbans-Hof, Mosel Germany Riesling 2009  - October 2, 2010   
Herbert Triebaumer Ruster Ausbruch, Rust, Burgenland, Neusiedlersee-Hügelland,  Austria 1996/97 - September 22, 2012, June 21, 2013, June 28, 2013, December 13, 2014  
Dr. H. Thanisch Berncasteler Doctor Riesling Kabinett 1999 - May 24, 2014
Venninger Doktor Kerner, Auslese 1995 - Dec 11, 2001- German
Zimmerman-Graeff Piesporter Michelsberg Spatlese 1975 - Aug 26, 2005
 
Portugal
Adriano Ramos-Pinto Porto 1985 - Cellar
Croft Vintage Port 1994- September 17, 2016 
Dow's Quinta do Bomfin Vintage Porto 1995 - November 6, 2010, October 12, 2013
Dow Vintage Port 1997 - January 30, 2010
Dow Vintage Port 1985 - Feb 18, 2004
Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port 1995 -  October 12, 2013
Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port 1991 -  Sept 21, 2013 
Gould Campbell Vintage Port 1985 - July 9, 2005
Graham's Vintage Port 2000 - July 7, 2012 
Graham's Vintage Port 1991 - November 21, 2010, July 7, 2012, September 12, 2015
Niepoort Porto 1997 - February 25, 2012   
Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port 1990 - Feb 18, 2004
Smith Woodhouse Vintage Port 1995 - July 26, 2014
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port Quinta de Vargellas 1995 - May 31, 2014
Taylor (Fladgate) Vintage Port Quinta de Vargellas 1974 - May 31, 2014
Warre's Quinta da Cavadinha Vintage Port 1995 - June 18, 2004, November 6, 2010, November 5, 2011, January 11, 2013, January 26, 2013
Warre's Tawny Port 1987 - Jan 29, 2004
 
South Africa
De Traffords Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 Stellenbosch, South Africa - Feb 13, 2004
Fairview Swartland (South Africa) Jaakals Fontein Shiraz 2002 - June 24, 2004
Fairview Paarl (South Africa) Beacon Block Shiraz 2002 - May 15, 2004
LAIBACH Stellenbosch PINOTAGE 2003 - May 28 2005
Vinum Stellenbosch, South Africa Cabernet Sauvignon 2003- Nov 25, 2005
 
South America
Apaltagua Envero Carmenere/Cabernet Colchagua Valley - Chile - Feb 13, 2004
Carmen Maipo Valley Chile Grand Vidure-Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1996 - Aug 24, 2004
Cheval Des Andes Mendoza Argentina 2007 - May 3, 2013
Concha yToro Don Melchor Private Reserve Maipo Valley Puente Alto Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1994 - Mar 15, 2005 - Chile
Finca La Linda Argentine Malbec 2006 - September 9, 2008
Susana Balboa Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 - June 25, 2003 - Argentina
Susan de Balboa "Crio" Mendoza Meritage 2001 - March 28, 2004 - Argentina
Montes 1995 Curico Valley (Chile) Cabernet Sauvignon - July 2, 2005

Mascota Un�nime Gran Vino Tinto Red 2011 - December 16, 2015

Riglos Mendoza Las Divas Vineyard Gran Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - May 3, 2013
Trinchero Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 - Feb 7
ValentÍn Bianchi San Rafael Famiglia Malbec 2004 - December 4, 2008
Veramonte Primus Casablanca Valley Chile 2003 - Dec 6, 2005
Spain
Abadal Pla de Bages Selleccio Catalon Spain 2003 - April 16, 2009
Alion Bodegas y Viñedos Ribera del Duero Crianza  (Spain) 1996 - June 27, 2004
Alion Bodegas y Vinedos Ribera del Duero Reserva 1995 - April 23, 2001- Spain
La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2004 - May 31, 2014
Bodegas El Nido Jumilla Clio 2011 - January 25, 2014
Bodegas El Nido Jumilla Clio 2004 - July 21, 2012
Bodegas El Nido Jumilla Clio 2004 - March 10, 2012
Bodegas de Murcia Dominio de la Peseta Crianza 2001 - Nov 10, 2004
Breton Lorinon Crianza Tinto Reserva Rioja 1999 - Aug 30, 2005
Celler Vall Llach Priorat IDUS Catalunya Spain 2005 -  July 7, 2012 
Martinez Bujanda Viña Bujanda Crianza Rioja, Spain - October 21, 2016
Duran Cava Gran Reserva N.V. - December 24, 2010, December 18, 2010
Ercavio La Mancha Tinto Roble Tempranillo - 2004 - April 2, 2008
La Rocas San Alejandro Grenacia 2001 - May 29, 2004
Martín Códax Rias Baixas Salnés Valley Spain Albarino 2010 - July 29, 2012
Navarra Red Guitar Old Vine 2005 - March 28, 2007
Olivares Dulce Monastrell Cosecha 1998 - March 11, 2002 - Spain
Vega Sauco - Tinto De Toro 1997 - Feb 12, 2000
Other US
Linden Virginia Claret 2004 - April 4, 2005
Penn Shore Lake Erie Diamond - August 29, 2012 
Pollak Vineyards Monticello Meritage 2010 - November 8, 2014
Shawnee Wines "Voyage into Night"  - February 25, 2012 
Stonington Vineyards Gewurztraminer 2002 - Mar 17, 2004 - Connecticut
 
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