Choose your favorite 90+ points by James Suckling

Let’s have a wine journey from North to South Italy:
a white from Lake Garda or Vulture region? or are you undecided between a sip of red from Montalcino or Tuscany Maremma?

Choose your favorite white or red among the ones reviewed with a nice 90+ by James Suckling…or pick them all!

90 – Tommasi Le Fornaci Lugana doc 2020
Floral and slightly earthy nose with some cedro, following through to a medium to full palate with flavors of bitter-lemon and rich, savory minerals. Lightly phenolic on the finish. Drink now.

90 – Paternoster Vulcanico Falanghina igt 2019
Cooked lemon, pear, dried flowers and lime peel on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with biting acidity. Tangy, herbed finish. Drink now.

91 – Casisano Rosso di Montalcino doc 2019
Cherries and lilacs on the nose with some meaty mineral character. Medium-bodied with lots of acidity to freshen up the fruit and provide drive. Quite firm at the end. Drink now.

91 – Poggio al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon igt 2019
A clean-cut cab with a good core of currants and a hint of fresh herb. Medium-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a fresh, fruity finish. Drink now


Great reviews for Paternoster wines

Great reviews from Wine Spectator and Wine&Spirits magazines for

Paternoster Don Anslemo Aglianico del Vulture 2013

92 Wine Spectator

Harmonious and medium- to full-bodied, with a fresh tang of smoky minerality underscoring the crushed mulberry and black raspberry fruit flavors. Subtle accents of Earl Grey tea and licorice linger on the firm, focused finish. Drink now through 2028. - Sept. 30, 2018 Alison Napjus

93 Wine & Spirits

Fruit for Paternoster’s flagship wine comes from low-yielding parcels on volcanic soils at 2,000 feet above sea level. The cool breezes at this altitude preserve acidity in the fruit and promote nuanced scents of rose petals and wild herbs. The tannins are plentiful but fine, polished by 20 months of aging in barrels, half barriques and half large Slavonian casks. A ferrous note streaks through the fresh red-plum flavors, its coolness set against notes of black spice on the way to a long, poised finish.- June 2018
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90 Paternoster Rotondo Aglianico del Vulture, 2013

Mocha and anise notes lace the crushed mulberry and cherry fruit of this fresh and balanced, medium-bodied red, underscored by a subtle streak of aromatic smoke and plush tannins. Drink now through 2023. - Sept. 30, 2018 Alison Napjus

89 Paternoster Vulcanico Falanghina 2017

Jasmine and spice notes are an aromatic entry for this light-bodied, creamy white, which offers a subtle palate of melon, lychee and nectarine fruit flavors, with a minerally tang of saline on the finish. Drink now through 2020.- Sept. 30, 2018 Alison Napjus