Doctor Wine: 91 points for Cantele 2014 Salice Salentino

Doctor Wine, one of Italy’s leading tasting note portals, awarded 91 points to the 2014 Cantele Salice Salentino this month.

Here’s the tasting note (translation by Cantele):

Cantele 2014 Salice Salentino
91 points

Made from 100 percent Negroamaro grapes, this wine ages for six months in small casks and then finishes its aging stainless-steel tanks. Garnet red in color, it offers a wide spectrum of aromas on the nose, with hints of balsamic, currants, sour cherry, and rhubarb. The wine is rich and smooth in the mouth, with evolved, velvety tannin.

Doctor Wine
April 2018

Taste with Paolo in Boulder, Houston, and San Francisco this week and next

Happy Hour with Paolo Cantele
Highland City Club
Friday, March 2

5:30-8:30 p.m.
$30 per person
including 4 wines and light bites

Register: or
Boulder Wine Merchant at (303) 443-6761.

The Grand Hall
Highland City Club
885 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder CO 80302
(303) 443-4430


Taste of Italy/Slow Wine
Hilton Post Oak
Monday, March 5

11 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Hilton Post Oak
2001 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston TX 77056
(713) 961-9300

Register online.


Taste of Puglia with Paolo Cantele
Ideale Restaurant
Wednesday, March 7

7:00 p.m.
$55 per person
not including tax and gratuity

Call (415) 391-4129 to reserve.

Ideale Restaurant
1309 Grant Ave.
San Francisco CA 94133
(415) 391-4129

Cantele Salice Salentino “a fantastic value” according to top wine blogger Cara Rutherford…

We were thrilled to see this tasting by Cara Rutherford, one of our favorite wine bloggers in the U.S. right now.

“Aromas of wild berries, herbs and earth. Layers of dark fruit (think plum, blackberry and black cherry) over black pepper and a wisp of smoky earth. Silky tannins and good acidity fuse into more fruit and spice on the lengthy finish. Well balanced, easy drinking and easy to pair, a fantastic value.”

Thank you, Cara!

Check out Cara’s awesome blog here.

Thank you Italic in Austin Texas for all your support in 2017!

Above: The new Carbonara at Italic in Austin, Texas, where two Cantele wines are currently being served by-the-glass.

We didn’t make it over to Italic in Austin this year when Paolo visited to Texas. But we will remedy that soon when Paolo gets back to Texas in March of this year.

In the meantime, we just wanted to send out a shout-out to the restaurant to thank them for all their support this year.

Every since it opened in 2015, Chef Andrew Curren’s food and Master Sommelier and wine director Craig Collins’ wine program have stood apart from the crowded field of New Italian in the U.S.

Now, more than two years in business, the restaurant is an icon of high-concept dining in Texas.

We couldn’t be more proud to be part of their program (and Andrew and Craig are the NICEST guys, two of our favorite food and wine professionals in Texas).

Thanks, guys! We’ll see you in early 2018!

123 W 6th St.
Austin TX 78701
(512) 660-5390

Image via the Italic Facebook.