"Red berries, tobacco, crushed flowers and spices are some of the notes that flow from the 2010 Bardolino. This attractive, fleshy, mid-weight red is best suited for drinking over the next few years, while the fruit retains its vinous, joyous personality."
"The 2010 Merlot/Corvina comes across as sleek and expressive. Sweet, floral spice notes add complexity to the fruit in this juicy, attractive red. I especially like the depth here. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014."
"The 2010 Pinot Grigio is fleshy, ripe and totally inviting. It shows lovely balance, with layers of expressive fruit that caress the palate from start to finish. Textural richness seems to take precedence over varietal character in this inviting, enveloping white.”
"Corte Giara’s 2010 Soave is a round, expressive wine that is given a little extra richness from the presence of 20% Chardonnay in the blend. The Soave has made important strides over the last few years. The 2010 is a gorgeous wine for the money.”
"The 2010 Valpolicella is very nicely done. Ripe dark cherries, plums, flowers, licorice and tobacco are woven together in this supple, silky Valpolicella. This is another delicious wine from Corte Giara."
“Bardolino comes from the hills near Lake Garda, uses the same grape varieties as Amarone (oddly enough, given that Amarone is one of the higher-octane reds around), and has a gentle wild-cherry-ish flavor. The 2010 Corte Giara Bardolino is a good one to seek out.”