Our Favorite Reds for Spring
The Wine Cognoscenti Recommend
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