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Majella Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2008

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Color: Bright purple with lighter purplish. Bouquet: Vinous, tenuous and appealing. Taste: Dry, soft and smooth with a spicy finish. The fruit is underlying and subtle, not punchy as many other Montepulcianos.

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Varietal: Montepulciano
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Majella Wines Pty Ltd:
The Lynn family have been residents of the Penola - Coonawarra district for over four generations, starting out as Store-Keepers and then graduating into grazing. The property on which Majella now stands was originally owned by Frank Lynn, and bought by his nephew, George, in 1960. George and Pat Lynn kept Merino's for wool production on their farm about ten miles away, and had always wanted... Read more
The Lynn family have been residents of the Penola - Coonawarra district for over four generations, starting out as Store-Keepers and then graduating into grazing. The property on which Majella now stands was originally owned by Frank Lynn, and bought by his nephew, George, in 1960. George and Pat Lynn kept Merino's for wool production on their farm about ten miles away, and had always wanted some good Coonawarra country for their up-and-coming prime lamb enterprise. Viticulture, however, was not on their agenda until 1968. Read less

Member Reviews for Majella Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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Snooth User: CageyT
2840241,552
3.00 5
02/26/2010

For the price, it's hard to go wrong with this wine. Performs solidly when called upon to do its job, as long as you don't expect a virtuoso performance. It's versatile-one can both marinate the steak with it and serve with the steak later, with zero guilt. It's passable, more than tolerable, drinkable in casual contexts, but probably not memorable. I can get it for 5.99 for a 750 ml bottle. It is THE go to bargain wine. Like I said- hard to go wrong with this one.

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Snooth User: CageyT
2840241,552
2.50 5
09/25/2010

Nice bargain wine.


Snooth User: jmd477
241781200
4.00 5
12/13/2010

I was quite shocked actually at just how good this Montepulciano is...especially for the money. Seeing it at a local wine/liquor megastore for a mere $3.99, I couldn't help but chuckle to myself at just how bad this might have been. I was wrong. Far smoother than Montepulciano's that are three times the price of this, the La Monica worked quite well with an assortment of Italian cheeses and cured meats. Thumbs up. Well worth it for less than the price of an extra value meal at McDonald's.


Snooth User: bn196
571697111
3.00 5
04/11/2011

This is my house Italian red for tomato sauce based Italian food. Been drinking it for over 10 years. Nothing special but definitely a good bang for the buck via the 1.5 liter bottle. I prefer it to be at least 3 years old.


Snooth User: bn196
571697111
3.00 5
04/11/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Majella Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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Source: CityWineCellar.com
11/12/2009

After harvest, the wine is aged in stainless steel until bottling, preserving the freshness and fruit we love about Montepulciano! This is a bang for your buck kind of wine - easy drinking, fresh red fruits, and a little earthiness make it a great Montepulciano for the money!


External Review
09/27/2011

Cherry flavors and spice with a middle palate of fresh strawberries and a finish that is smooth and agreeable. Nice match with pasta dishes, burgers and semi-hard cheeses.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

Our bes!!t value Montepulciano!!!! At $8.99 for a 1.5 Litre you can't go wrong.


External Review
05/19/2011

This medium-bodied Italian is garnet red in color, with hints of red berries and smoky vanilla on the nose. Raspberry jam notes are balanced by a subtle earthiness and forward acidity.


External Review
03/01/2013

Soft and sweet tannins with plenty of soft red fruit and strawberry/cherry flavors allow this wine to work with soft mild cheeses salads topped with beef tenderloin medallions and chicken dishes in a light brown gravy.


External Review
05/19/2011

What a terrific all-purpose dinner wine! Light- to medium-bodied, with bright cherry and red raspberry fruit notes. Refreshing acidity and not a whole lot of tannin; great for everyday drinking. Excellent value!



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Color: Bright purple with lighter purplish. Bouquet: Vinous, tenuous and appealing. Taste: Dry, soft and smooth with a spicy finish. The fruit is underlying and subtle, not punchy as many other Montepulcianos.

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