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Lini back

Lini “Labrusca” 2007 Lambrusco Bianco (Emilia-Romagna) – White flower petals, sweet green melon. Light and lively, but old-timey…an incandescent bulb radiating white light with a touch of yellow. Fun. (2/09)

Lini tower of Pisa

Lini “Labrusca” Lambrusco Bianco (Emilia-Romagna) – Fragrant. Green apples, acidity, and fun lightness. My first white Lambrusco; I didn’t even know they existed until I saw this bottle. (12/08)

Always somethin’ there to Romagna

San Valentino 2003 Sangiovese di Romagna Terra di Covignano (Emilia-Romagna) – Seeds, dark plum residue, graphite, and earth. Firm and structured, with huge tannin. It may have a good midlife, but it’s difficult before then, and balance is an issue. (2/07)

TN: On the Lam(brusco)

Gibellini “Tenuta Pederzana” 2005 Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro (Emilia-Romagna) – Dark plum residue with a dried berry, slightly tar-like aggression. The bubbles have coalesced to a rough, choppy roll, and this wine is a little fierce in a very small way. Interesting. (4/07)