Epicuro Salice Salentino 2003
A great value, I'd be happy to drink this on a regular basis. It's a blend of 80% negroamaro and 20% malvasia nera, with mineral and berry notes. It is dry, and light-bodied for a red wine. Some may find this a little watery, but it has a flavorful finish. No heavy alcohol fumes or need to breathe first, like so many wines at this price point.Add winemaker's notes
Terre di Epicuro is a private label brand of Italian wines sold at Trader Joes grocery stores. These value-driven wines are produced throughout southern Italy, representing some of the most popular grapes and styles found there including Aglianico, Nero d’Avola, Negroamaro, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and Salice Salentino.
A great value, I'd be happy to drink this on a regular basis. It's a blend of 80% negroamaro and 20% malvasia nera, with mineral and berry notes. It is dry, and light-bodied for a red wine. Some may find this a little watery, but it has a flavorful finish. No heavy alcohol fumes or need to breathe first, like so many wines at this price point.
I've run through about four bottles of this now and am still enjoying it (at $5 a bottle here in CA). The nose was full of earth and herbs. On the palate more of the same, very earthy and robust with hints of cherries. The finish was long and flavorful, with fruit tailing off to a woody, smoky ending. This was earned spot #5 in my best of TJ's January wine ranking. For my full review go here: http://jasonslist.wordpress.com/?p=211
Food Pairings for Epicuro Salice Salentino
A traditionally made wine. A full bodied red with florals and anise that poke through the prominent dark berries. A wonderful table wine, especially for the value.
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