Thursday, April 19, 2007

Nice Villa, but...

...too bad they don't make great wine to match. I couldn't resist buying this bottle because of the beautiful villa on the label. This is the kind of place I would like to retire to, complete with vineyard.
The Vicchiomaggio, Ripa delle Mandorle, 2003 is from Tuscany. Cherries on the nose with an initial mouth puckering dryness prompted some quick pork chops on the BBQ - this one needs to be drunk with food. The food blunted the tartness in the wine and interestingly, it took on a candied character. After dinner, it was hard to choke this stuff back - just not very enjoyable. So, I give it an "OK" as a food wine, crap for value at $16 or so.


At 9:21 p.m. , Blogger Kiyoko Gotanda said...

I thought you weren't suppose to buy wine based on pretty labels!!

Fish Fish Fish big Fish....


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