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February 03, 2005

03 Sole di Puglia, Rosso

Undertones of extracted pinot noir with dark raspberries and spicy cherry compote. Dense, with a midpalate of caramelized mushrooms. Structured Chianti-like tannins and acid. This is supposed to be a rustic blend of primitivo and nero d'avola, but the cherry's so pure, the wine so soft and welcoming. Yeah, it gets a little steamy on the finish, but the fruit never thins -- pan drippings and strawberry poke through -- and I couldn't care less anyway. Thanks, Italy.


Blogger Nilay Gandhi said...

Look out for bottle variation -- some are really rustic and much less fruit-forward. They're just as good, though.

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I picked this up at the coner store for $3.00 US (on sale)...It was on sale, and someone said it was good...So I tried it..I have since bought the store out, because it was the best wine I have had for under $15...AND I CAN get 5 for that price...

9:57 AM  
Blogger Nilay Gandhi said...

Thanks a lot for your comments. Nice to hear there are still good values on the market. What was it about the wine that you enjoyed so much? Did you try it with any food?

10:06 AM  

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