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Nov 26, 2009 at 7:02am
Added Nov 26, 2009 at 7:02amThis chianti pours deep garnet red, has an earthy nose, and an extremely wide flavor range that balances fruit and mineral tastes to make a very interesting wine. It dosn't have a particularly long finish and benefits on the front end from decanting and giving it some breathing time. Fairly priced and enjoyable to drink.
Nov 24, 2009 at 10:31pm
Added Nov 8, 2009 at 8:51pmA perfectly good table wine, light with a pleasant carry on the palate. Not complex at all but enjoyable to drink just the same. Would go well with cold antipasti or a main course based around red sauce.
Nov 24, 2009 at 7:30pm
Resonata Nero Davola 2006
Added Nov 23, 2009 at 7:31amA gentle Sicilian, with calm red fruit flavors, mild acidity. I enjoy this wine and got compliments on it when I took a bottle to a small gathering a few weeks ago. Better ones are out there for sure but the value factors a bit into my scoring. Unscrew and enjoy with red sauce over home-made pasta or grilled eggplant and radicchio.
Nov 21, 2009 at 9:33pm
Zantho Zweigelt 2006Compare and Buy
Average Price: $14.99
Added Nov 21, 2009 at 9:33pmA nice wine, soft nose with moist pine duff aromas; fresh fruit flavors with a little bite in the aftertaste. I'd try serving this with something unorthodox: Mexican fajitas or black bean soup laced with cummin and garnished with sour cream and fresh cilantro.
Nov 18, 2009 at 7:22pm
Added Nov 18, 2009 at 7:22pmA crisp, dry, wine, characteristic of Austrian table wine. An slightly fruity nose followed by a strong mineral flavor with some bite to it. I'd pair this with cheese--strong cheese, and fragrant pears or ripe peaches--for a first course; with grilled and blanched asparagus; or with a seasoned poultry dish, maybe even mesquite barbegued chicken seasoned with thyme. A fair value, but there are better buys out there.
Nov 18, 2009 at 6:54pm
Added Nov 18, 2009 at 6:54pmPowerful mineral, earth and to a lesser extent, smoke and moss flavors. The fruit is present, but thin. Interesting. Would nicely accompany a meal of beef rouladen and dumplings. A fairly priced table wine.
Nov 10, 2009 at 8:46pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $11.99
Added Nov 10, 2009 at 8:46pmDowned my first ever glass of Monte Antico Toscana at the end of a day in the field, with a supper of linguini and steamed vegetables, tossed in butter, black pepper and gratings of a robust parmesan cheese. All wonderful. This is a really nice Tuscan wine and an exceptional value. It has a pleasant berry flavor, but mostly I taste minerals and spices, with a mellow nutmeg in the mix. I like this wine very much.
Nov 6, 2009 at 6:49pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $13.99
Added Nov 6, 2009 at 6:49pmMellow and nice, a good sipping wine softened and spiced by the merlot, given personality and length on the palate by the Sangiovese. Should age well. At this price, put away part of a case for a year or two and enjoy some now.
Oct 28, 2009 at 11:02pm
Layer Cake Shiraz 20 2008
Added Oct 28, 2009 at 11:02pmI just don't appreciate Shiraz the way I do some other wines. This one is full bodied and fruity, with lingering flavors of tasty sweet things like chocolate and jams. As a sipping wine it is just too much before a meal, but not necessarily during or after. I could see this being a hit in a big wide open glass beside a bowl of cream bisque of crawfish or lobster, seasoned with fresh basil and black pepper, floating croutons pan toasted in butter; grilled sausage bursting with cayenne, garlic and cumin (maybe a link of boudin); pulled pork slowly smoked in a crust of dried mustard, celery seed and sea salt, over just a few chips of shagbark hickory. This wine, at its price, has a place at the table.
Oct 27, 2009 at 8:41pm
Added Oct 27, 2009 at 8:41pmA very nice blend, taking the best of the three varietals and making a pleasant drinking wine of medium body. Fruit flavors predominate, balanced well with tannins and light mineral flavors, finishing with a bit of spice that lingers just long enough. a very good value.