Our Favorite Reds for Spring

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Richard Jennings
Something light,fresh, flavorful and very food friendly. Occhipinti Frappatos fit the bill, as they’re juicy, complex enough for intellectual interest, but also light-medium bodied, very low in sulfur and imminently quaffable. Great with pastas and salads made with fresh Spring vegetables too.
 
2010 Arianna Occhipinti Il Frappato Sicilia: Very dark cherry red color; appealing, fresh, aromatic, dried rosehips, dried lavender nose; tasty, dried lavender, dried cherry, spicy, mineral palate; needs 2 years; medium-plus finish (12.5% alcohol) 92+ points
 
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  • Snooth User: rossmary00
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    Dear Snooth, I'm not certain where your wine cognescenti hang their hats, but I don't recognize the names from this vast area between East & West coasts, esp. Chicagoland. I'm the wine columnist for the Daily Herald, published in & around Chicago & would be happy to represent the Prairie Division in Snooth. Please contact me at Rossmary00@aol.com. Good wine & health 'til then, Mary Ross

    Apr 02, 2014 at 1:19 PM


  • Mary Ross, are you the same Master Sommelier I met years ago in Chicago when I worked at Four Farthings???? The daughter of a liquor distributor, one who told me that in order to learn wine when she was young that she forced herself to taste 6 wines a day, regardless of how she was feeling?--Lucy (then Francis) Rogers

    Apr 02, 2014 at 1:29 PM


  • Snooth User: intellmkt
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    Why would someone include a wine in "My Favorite Wines for Spring" and then, in the wine review, say "needs two years."?

    Apr 02, 2014 at 3:05 PM


  • Snooth User: Richard Jennings
    Hand of Snooth
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    Fair point Intellmkt. The Occhipinti Frappato is usually ready to drink when released, but the 2010 was a little tighter than usual. That tasting note dates back to when it was released. I'd say you're in good shape reaching for this Frappato this Spring, any vintage you can find.

    Apr 02, 2014 at 6:42 PM


  • I don't know about Chicago but I'm in Milwaukee and the Helioterra Pinot Noir is available here.

    Cliff

    Apr 02, 2014 at 9:29 PM


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