Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Merlot
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Aglianico
This wine is a blend of merlot, shiraz and sauvignon that is frankly, much more dry on the palate than I would have expected. The aroma is mild orchard fruit with some berries and a strong woody undertone.
The first sip reveals a wine that is surprisingly light, dry and somewhat bitter with a clean yet peppery finish.
I found this a wine to be easy to drink without accompanyment, but decided to pair it with some marble cheddar and cashew nuts.
At the risk of sounding somewhat of a lush, the entire bottle was gone before Joliet Jake and Elwood paid the taxes. It made for pleasant drinking while watching "The Blues Brothers" on television (the specific movie is, of course, personal preference). Having consumed the entire bottle solo (my wife was occupied with her own Korean language movie); I think "I need to pull over".
Overall I would drink this wine again.
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Tavarnuzze, Florence, Italy