Càntele Red Blend Salento IGT Amativo 2005

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"The 2005 Primitivo is another engaging wine with plenty of sweet, ripe fruit perfect for drinking over the next year or two. It spent 6 months in used oak barrels. It, too, is an outstanding value. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010." - Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate

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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Member Reviews for Càntele Red Blend Salento IGT Amativo

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
1.50 5
02/29/2008

Fairly astringent nose. Its powerfully tart, alcoholic and acidic. Some earthiness and stewed overripe fruits in there, but its out of balance, and below average. Its still perfectly drinkable and with food would probably be okay.


Snooth User: akops41
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2.50 5
02/29/2008

not balanced - too acidic. berry flavors but overpowered by alcohol on the nose.


Snooth User: capybara
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3.00 5
02/01/2009

I thought this was decently tasty.


Snooth User: RexSeven
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2.00 5
09/14/2010

I opened this bottle last night. Let it breathe an hour. Poured through aerator. It was sub-par. Not much aroma other than alcohol. Taste was 90% tobacco 10% earth (aka dirt). It was better with dinner than alone (halibut). I recorked it and put it the fridge (56deg) overnight. Much better today. Smell of some berry and MUCH less tobacco taste and almost no finish at all. 2 is a little generous, but I'm a VERY nice person despite what all the people I know say....


Snooth User: JuneP
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5.00 5
07/16/2009

Cantele '05 Primitivo Had our first bottle last night and it won't be our last. Great taste and great value.


Snooth User: versatile87
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2.00 5
11/13/2008

Two glasses


External Reviews for Càntele Red Blend Salento IGT Amativo

External Review
10/31/2008

A chunky, plummy red from Apulia in Southern Italy. Great for everyday drinking.



"The 2005 Primitivo is another engaging wine with plenty of sweet, ripe fruit perfect for drinking over the next year or two. It spent 6 months in used oak barrels. It, too, is an outstanding value. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010." - Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate

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