Italy on top of San Francisco

by  |  13-05-2011

The venue alone was worth the trip to the Vias Portfolio Tasting. They chose the top, 32nd floor of the Westin St. Francis which, despite helping prompt childhood memories of terror in riding in those glass-faced external elevators, was completely worth it. The views are unparalleled and with the afternoon sun setting on a very clear day in San Francisco, it created a great atmosphere to taste some nice Italian wines. The wines were a smattering from Italian regions including: Piemonte, Emilia Romagna, Veneto, Liguria, Trentino, Toscana, Umbria, Sicilia, and Friuli. We had our favorites in the group, such as the namesake 2006 Rocca di Frassinello which is a blend that is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a very enjoyable, smooth wine that’s strong yet balanced and damned tasty. It has a meatiness to the body with a gentle drift of chocolate flavors, while still being light enough to be […]
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