Tried these three over the last two days:
1. Cantina Tramin GWT Selida DOC: Sudtirol/AltoAdige (14.5%; RS: 0.45%; www.CantinaTramin.It; WinebowImprts/NY) Cantina Tramin/Termeno/Bolzano 2021: Med.light gold color; very strong lychee/spicy/GWT quite fragrant/perfumed slight mineral lovely nose; bit soft quite rich/lush very strong lychee/GWT/spicy/bit cinammon slight mineral/steely fairly dry rather complex flavor; very long/lingering very strong GWT/lychee/spicy/cinammon slight mineral/metallic fairly rich/lush rather dry lovely GWT finish; quite a lovely GWT like they used to make in Alsace at a very good price. $24.00 (SFW&S)
2.Castelli Sangiovese RRV/SonomaCnty (13.6%) 2017: Med.dark color w/ very slight bricking; fairly strong Sangio/cherry/black cherry/spicy bit Tuscan-like light pencilly/oak bit earthy/rustic quite attractive Sangio nose; quite tart/tangy bit bitey/tannic rather rustic/Italianate cherry/Sangio/black cherry some earthy/dusty rather hard/blocky flavor w/ ample hard tannins; very long some earthy/dusty fairly strong cherry/Sangio/black cherry/spicy rather earthy/dusty quite tangy/tart some rustic/Italianate finish w/ ample tangy tannins; speaks strongly of Sangio with a rather Italianate accent; needs another 3-6 yrs yet
3. Castelli CabSauv GreenVlly of RRV (13.5%) 2013: Dark color w/ slight bricking; strong blackcurranty/Cab/rather Bdx-like light herbal/rosemary very light pencilly/oak rather old-timey Calif Cab nose; lightly tart some blackcurranty/Cab/plummy bit herbal/rosemary light Bdx/earthy/loamy light pencilly/oak some complex flavor w/ light gentle tannins;very long/lingering some blackcurranty/Cab/plummy/herbal old-timey fairly complex light pencilly/oak finish w/ light gentle tannins; probably near its peak; quite a nice old-timey Calif Cab made w/ an old-world sensibility; can maybe use a few more yrs; reminds some of PatrickCampbell's LaurelGlen Cabs, maybe a bit of the GlenEllen Cabs.
More veeblefister from TheBloodyPulpit:
1. Tramin: This is a selection of GWTs from several vnyds in the Bolzano area. "Selida" means in old German "small farmstead". This is quite a rich/lush GWT that is pushing towards a VendageTardive level. Cantina Tramin is consistently one of the better GWT producers in the Sudtirol.
2. I am particularly fond of Emilio's Estate Nebb, one of the best made in all Calif. But I like his other reds as well. They are made with a rather old-world sensibility and speak with a somewhat rustic Italian accent.