Friday, December 21, 2012
Tenute Folonari Campo al Mare Bolgheri 2009 Wine Review (NW)
Smoky dark fruit and floral notes on the nose
Full bodied on the palate
Layered finish of cassis, roasted meat, and charcoal
There's an intensity and persistence to this wine that's expressed in the dark fruit, roasted, and smoky profile. Priced at $32, it's made from Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc in the Bogheri region where this type of blend is the norm. There will be plenty of cellaring potential if you choose to. If you open it young, simply aerate or decant to open up the aromas as much as possible. Hearty Tuscan fare should prove a good match. Raise a glass!