Castello Monaci Piluna Primitivo Salento IGT 2011

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Troy, NY (150 mi)
USD 11.99
750ml
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Milky oak on the nose with nice herb and spicy tones lurking in the background though this smells a bit acidic and hard. On entry this is dry, clea... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Castello Monaci Piluna Primitivo Salento IGT

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,154
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 02/11/2010

Milky oak on the nose with nice herb and spicy tones lurking in the background though this smells a bit acidic and hard. On entry this is dry, clean and rather tight yet with nicely balanced notes of vanilla and hard blackberry fruit. The wood comes off as a bit raw with drying tannins but the finish is spicy and complex with notes that recall cherry Dr. Pepper. 88pts


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Snooth User: karhuniska
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/03/2013

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Snooth User: karhuniska
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/03/2013

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Snooth User: MariaElenaAnaya
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/23/2009

I will not pretend to know what I am talking about by mentioning "notes" and "aromas", but the very first time I tasted this wonderful wine there was just one bottle to share between several people. It was so exceptional that I could not get it out of my mind. I had to have some more. I went from store to store looking for it in my area but was unable to locate it. Finally I special ordered a case which I thought I might regret as I might get tired of it. But I did not. In fact I ordered another case. Everyone I have shared this wine with has loved it! Just try one bottle, but beware--you may get hooked!


External Reviews for Castello Monaci Piluna Primitivo Salento IGT

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/26/2013

Castello Monacis 2011 Primitivo Piluna emerges from the glass with blackberries, tar, licorice and spices. It also reveals a bit more varietal delineation than the Negroamaru Maru. At $12.00 a bottle, it also happens to be a terrific value. The 2011 Piluna has broad, ripe black fruit and spice aromas, with notes of pepper, toasty vanilla and Mediterranean scrub. On the palate, the wine has a robust, concentrated character, a firm structure, and small black fruit and licorice notes on the aftertaste. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 09/26/2013

A fresh, medium-bodied red, with jammy plum and berry compote notes picking up a pleasant herbaceous edge on the minerally finish. Drink now. 2,000 cases imported. -NW The 2010 Piluna has broad, ripe black fruit and spice aromas, with notes of pepper, toasty vanilla and Mediterranean scrub. On the palate, the wine has a robust, concentrated character, a firm structure, and small black fruit and licorice notes on the aftertaste. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 07/30/2013

This bold effort opens with notes of jammy blackberry and prune. It is soft and slightly sweet, with flavors of of plush fruit and cinnamon.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

A fresh, medium-bodied red, with jammy plum and berry compote notes picking up a pleasant herbaceous edge on the minerally finish. Drink now. 2,000 cases imported. -NW The 2010 Piluna has broad, ripe black fruit and spice aromas, with notes of pepper, toasty vanilla and Mediterranean scrub. On the palate, the wine has a robust, concentrated character, a firm structure, and small black fruit and licorice notes on the aftertaste. - Winery


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 07/30/2013

A fresh, medium-bodied red, with jammy plum and berry compote notes picking up a pleasant herbaceous edge on the minerally finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 06/22/2011

The 2006 Primitivo Piluna is a wine of uncommon beauty. This vibrant, pure red shimmers on the palate with layers of dark cherries, sweet herbs, licorice and tobacco. It offers outstanding length and terrific balance. Readers who haven't discovered Primitivo owe it to themselves to do so. This is a great starting point. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2011.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 02/16/2012

The 2009 Primitivo Piluna opens with an explosive burst of dark red fruit. The Piluna is a beautifully balanced Primitivo, with plenty of richness but little of the heaviness or stewed character that plagues so many other interpretations of Italys version of Zinfandel. ** Only 12 in Stock **


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Ratings & Tags for Castello Monaci Piluna Primitivo Salento IGT

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3.00 5
2009 10/22/2011

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2008 02/27/2011

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2007 12/17/2009

142165 Snooth User: cbarbata
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2006 02/25/2009

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