Are you drinking enough Italian whites?
Probably not. In fact, you’ve probably never even heard of some of these wines. I found a wine new to me as well, and I loved it. How cool is that?
That is why we do this crazy thing we do, pursuing wines and tasting them by the caseload in hopes of tracking down something great, or something that’s a great value, or something that’s the elusive combination of both.
That combination is an interesting construct when assessing this group of wines. If I was going to go out and actually buy one of these wines, it probably wouldn’t be the cheapest, nor would it be the wine with the highest score. For me today, that appears to be the 2009 Monte Faliese Fiano di Avellino.
— Gregory Dal Piaz, Snooth