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Bringing a little bit of spice while I am suffering through a cold

Monday, March 3, 2014

Brand NameCesari
Other Wines Reviewed
Wine NameMara
Vintage (Year)2011
AVAValipolicella
CountryItaly
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeCorvina Veronese, Molinara, Ripasso, Rondinella
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
1
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
4
Alcohol %13.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

I have been drinking Mara for some years now, starting with the 2005 vintage.  This one isn't quite as bold as that one was but still has a certain beauty to it.  In fact, this one is more rounded in flavor, consisting of spice (maybe a combination of cardamom and cinnamon) with a tobacco and leather backbone which takes a good thirty seconds to finally die off in your mouth.  It's dry and probably would go best with something like sausage or wild boar, though it could be great with a nice steak or some prime rib.

 

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