5 Extroverted Wines for Extroverted People

Posted March 16, 2015

WineLibrary Staff


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"How can a wine be extroverted?" you ask. The same way a person is! Being big! In this case we're talking about the nose, the bouquet, if you wanna be fancy about it. When a wine leaps out of your glass and smacks you in the face with huge aromatics, that's extroverted. 

2011 Wine And Soul Tinto Quinta Da Manoella

First up, this wine is made from grapes you might be more apt to recognize in a bottle of Port, but this bottle is no sweetie. What is sweet, on the other hand, is the way this thing smells like a basket of ripe berries. Seriously, this thing is so fresh in the aromatics department it could have come straight from your local farmer's market.


Les Rocailles Boniface Brut De Savoie

When you pop this bottle, you literally unleash the smell of spring into the room. Flowers, lemon-zest, apples, it's basically a commercial for a fabric softener but it swaps bubbles in for talking stuffed animals. If you're a big Blanc de Blancs drinker, this is an absolute must try.

2012 Brundlmayer Steinmassel Riesling

There is no other way to put it, this wine is sexy. It's sex in a glass. It's juicy peaches running down your chin and massage oil and I'm not even kidding when I say that the aromatics almost tell that story all on their own. Joel from Vinous wasn't kidding when he used the phrase "explosive fruit" in his review. This is so ripe it's bursting.

2011 Stella Bella Chardonnay

An Australian Chardonnay might not seem like the kind of wine that makes sense in a list of wines with extroverted noses, but this wine is special for all kinds of reasons. First off, the 95pt score from James Halliday isn't a bad start, but that's not why we're here. When you swirl a glass of the Stella Bella, you get huge ripe white fruit layered with something like... baked goods. Yep, that's oak, but it's oak that's in proportion. It's like toasted crumble topping sprinkled over fresh fruit, and it's absolutely gorgeous.

2010 Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello Di Montalcino

Brunellos are well known for their bombastic aromatics. So what happens when one of the best producers in the region works with one of the best vintages they've ever seen? Forget extroverted. This is in-your-face, out-of-this-world fragrance. This is a dumptruck full of violets, a bucket of truffles, and, of course, it's not Brunello if it's not wrapped around a core of sour cherries. And have you ever heard of petrichor? We know you've smelled it before. That smell just before a rainstorm that's all wet dirt and pavement? The Ciacci has it. And it's amazing. 

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Les Rocailles Boniface Brut De...

91 Robert Parker - Robert Par...

Item: 84106

750 mL

Retail: $24.99

$12.50 per btl

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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello Di Montalcino

94 James Suckling - Jamessuck...

Item: 85874

750 mL

Retail: $60.00

$54.99 per btl

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Stella Bella Chardonnay

95 James Halliday - Australia...

Item: 85877

750 mL

Retail: $29.99

$24.98 per btl

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Wine And Soul Tinto Quinta...

90 Mark Squires - Robert Park...

Item: 86806

750 mL

Retail: $22.00

$19.98 per btl

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Brundlmayer Steinmassel Riesling

90 Joel Payne - Vinous Media

Item: 87013

750 mL

Retail: $38.99

$29.99 per btl