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Saturday, April 23, 2011

2006 Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino

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This is a still young Sangiovese based red, it really needs to breath for some time before it can be appreciated, up to several hours to fully open.  We're having this today in honor of my daughter Rachel who is spending her University of Washington spring term in Rome, and my wife who is on her way tomorrow to join her for 10 days.  The color of this wine is a fine ruby red, but with enough body as not to be transparent.  After waiting the nose has cherry and tobacco, a slight barnyard when first opened that quickly fads.  In the mouth this wine is well balance with a medium boy mouth feel.  The cherry fruit is on front with a multiple layers of acid and tannin into the very long finish.  This is very tasty and could go for many more years getting mellower all the time.  91 really quite good, cellar or drink 2011-2020.

Score: 91
Cost: $ 34
Wine Type: Sangiovese, Italt,Tuscany, Montalcino
Posted By: Ted Weldon @ 2:19:56 PM


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