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Weekly Wine Wednesdays (8/16/17)

Weekly Wine Wednesdays (8/16/17)

Every Wednesday, I roundup quick reviews of all the wines I had the previous seven days.  There are only three this week, and I anticipate the coming weeks will be similar in size.

My boyfriend and I are expecting – a Great Dane puppy, that is!  This past Saturday, we were able to meet the little guy at just 5 weeks old.  He’s such a handsome little nugget, and we cannot wait until we get to take him home with us for good at 8 weeks old.  In the meantime, we are doing lots of prepping like getting the house in order, buying his supplies and toys, saving up extra cash for his extra-large expenses, and doing all our research to be good owners.  I can’t wait to introduce him to you, but in the meantime, I can give you some wine reviews 😉

 

Butternut Rosé 2016
Central Coast, California $14.99
3/5

I opened this rosé last week.  It took a day (or a few, actually) for more flavors to develop.  This is dry with lots of citrus, mostly lemon and some grapefruit.  Subsequent days showed tart red fruits – raspberry, cherry, apple and watermelon.  Overall, it lacks balance and could use a bit of sweetness and minerality.  This will work if you’re looking for light and easy summer sipping without much fuss.

 

Lisabella Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2015
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Italy $4.99
2/5

Pair this $5 table wine with food and conversation.  Red pepper flakes on the nose, along with some barnyard and animal notes.  The flavors show red currant and sour cherry.  High acidity and low tannins make this unbalanced, and awkward to drink by it’s lonesome.

 

Ceretto Barolo 2012
Barolo, Italy $45.99
4/5

This is young for a Nebbiolo at just 5 years old; but if ages as well as it tastes now, it will be a delicious and succulent treat.  Upon opening, this is fresh and fruity with berries and bright acidity.  With more time, the tannins emerge slowly and gracefully, showing leather and new oak.  There is also an intriguing minerality similar to crushed oyster shells.  Paired with braised beef and veal tortellacci.



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