Monday, February 27, 2006

Alamos Bonarda 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Jammy nose
Smooth palate with black currant flavors
Silky finish

After a bottle of beer on Superbowl Sunday, I turned to this wine to accompany several appetizers emerging from the kitchen. Other wines were opened and more small dishes appeared from the kitchen, making this Superbowl more of an epicurean celebration than a football game.

The wine is unique and tasty. If you're looking to try new varietals, grab this. It costs $9 and is a consistent offering from Mendoza, Argentina. It has some of the dense flavors typical of South American reds, but a slightly different finish that is silky and smooth.

I've seen this wine all over the country. Wherever you live, take a look for it next time you have a chance. And raise a glass!

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