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That's amore

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Brand NameBarnard Griffin
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Wine NameRose of Sangiovese
Vintage (Year)2011
AVAColumbia Valley
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeSangiovese
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
1
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
3
Wine GroupsThe Usual Suspects
Ladykillers
Lovely reds
Alcohol %12.4%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

So, I have seen this bottle for quite awhile, and today I made the decision to pick it up today.  As some of my goombas know, I do love the Sangiovese grape.  For those of you that really don't know, this is the grape that makes Chianti, as well as some other well-known Italian wines or wine styles.

This wine has an interesting taste, as it changes significantly from the first taste to the finish.  I taste smoke, if not something roasted, but the fruit aspect would be more strawberry, if you could grill it.  It's actually quite interesting, and would go great with spicy meats -- as my friend Elizabeth would say.  This would really be great with grilled vegetables, including hot peppers.  It might also go great with a nice bruschetta.  And talking about bruschetta, there is a wonderful restaurant in Stevens, Pennsylvania called Il Riveria -- okay, I don't know how good the food is -- that makes a great one that has black olives and doesn't cut the tomatoes very small.  It is to die for!

The color is a deep and dark pink which demands some attention.  The mouth of this wine is middle of the road; not too light and not too heavy.

Try this wine before you can't find it anymore!

 

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