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Paul Lupinacci

Paul Lupinacci

Klinker brick Zinfandel 2014

Lodi, California, United States
684 days ago

Paul scored this wine: 90/100

Rich berry flavours with hints of cherry and tobacco. Light bouquet. Texture is lush and smooth. Overall, an excellent example of a Lodi Zinfandel.

Elk Cove Pinot Noir 2014

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States
1077 days ago

Paul scored this wine: 92/100

A wonderful Pinot Noir with cherry aromas. A silky smooth texture with flavours of cherry and cranberry on the palette and a pleasant middling finish. Overall, a very well balanced Pinot with soft tannins. Great with chicken or turkey.

Fess Parker Pinot Noir 2013

Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
1252 days ago

Paul scored this wine: 92/100

Delicate aromas of light fruit and slight florals. On the palate the flavours of light red berries are very well balanced. The wonderful long finish has hints of tart, almost citrus. Overall this is a great Pinot Noir!


Tenuta Di Ghizzano Veneroso 2012

Tuscany I.G.T, Italy
1257 days ago

Paul scored this wine: 89/100

This wine sets up like a classic Sangiovese with earthy/plum aromas (although it contains 30% Cabernet Sauvignon). On the palette there is plum and dark fruit with a hint of anise and strong tannins. The finish is long pleasant.

Mother Clone

J Pedroncelli Winery Mother Clone Zinfandel 2013

Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States
1284 days ago

Paul scored this wine: 88/100

This wine is dark in colour with plum aromas. On the palate, the flavours are plum and blackberry with strong tannins. The medium finish is peppery.

Paul Lupinacci

First Wine

As a son of Italian immigrants, I recall carrying 36-pound cases of grapes into the basement where we made wine.


Current Fav Wine

Most wines from Lodi, California

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
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Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
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