Monday, December 28, 2009

Masciarelli Montepulciano D'Abruzzo 2006 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

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.

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