Monday, December 28, 2009
Masciarelli Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2006 Wine Review (NW)
Spicy plum, cherry, and licorice on the nose
Fresh and lively on the palate
Nicely tapering finish of cherry and sage
I summarized this wine in my notes by stating "fresh, flavorful, nicely integrated spices" and "solid value". I paid just $8, althought you'll likely see it at $10.
Montepulciano D'Abruzzo is a real sleeper. Slightly off the established wine trail in Italy, this region churns out some incredible value in the bottle. Many offerings are $6-12 and some terrific limited production wines are in the $20 range. I stock up on these wines.
Raise a glass!