Well, I’m three days in to the Twenty-Wine Days of February, and things are going well. No more so than due to the fact that The Rib has returned from a month-ish long business trip. It’s time to seal up the house for the weekend, catch up on all our “stories,” and free up some much-needed space on our DVRs (yes, we have multiple DVRs, given our love of the “magic box”). So, we ordered in some dinner and got down to business.*
2008 Villamedoro Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Abruzzi, Italy
I poured this wine through the Vinturi and served it up immediately.
On the nose, I got some dark berry/cranberry, fig, and a little earth (like a dusty earth). A couple of hours in, floral notes came through on the nose.
On the palate, the cranberry and fig came through well. This medium-bodied wine had a firm (although not overpowering) acid and tannins. The medium finish was fruity (mostly raisin) and pleasant.
This is a nice, easy drinking wine. Think “pizza wine” (which is exactly what The Rib and I enjoyed with the Villamedoro). It can be had for about $15 and would be a welcome pairing for burgers, hot dogs, or other standard grilled fare (I know that pesky rat said we’ve got more winter ahead, but spring cookouts will be upon us before you know it). It also pairs well with “catching up,” be it with your stories or otherwise…
Cheers From the Corkpit,
*Note: I cannot be responsible for any perceived double entendres while discussing my weekend plans. That is all.