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    Bi!! Guest

    Default 1997 Biondi Santi Sassoalloro

    I stumbled upon a couple bottles of 1997 Biondi Santi Sassoalloro in
    my cellar last night so I opened one with veal meatballs in pomodoro
    sauce. The wine was medium ruby and clear in the glass. A whiff of
    brett on opening which blew off quickly. Tart cherry and salty
    minerals on the nose. Bright smooth cherry flavors, a bit of red
    raspberry and light tannins on the finish. The wine has aged well,
    not terribly conmplex but I enjoyed it. "B/B+"

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    lleichtman Guest

    Default Re: 1997 Biondi Santi Sassoalloro

    On Jun 5, 10:21*am, "Bi!!" <rvwr...@aol.com> wrote:
    > I stumbled upon a couple bottles of 1997 Biondi Santi Sassoalloro in
    > my cellar last night so I opened one with veal meatballs in pomodoro
    > sauce. *The wine was medium ruby and clear in the glass. *A whiff of
    > brett on opening which blew off quickly. *Tart cherry and salty
    > minerals on the nose. *Bright smooth cherry flavors, a bit of red
    > raspberry and light tannins on the finish. *The wine has aged well,
    > not terribly conmplex but I enjoyed it. *"B/B+"


    Good notes. I never keep these around for more than 5-7 years so have
    no experience with 15-year old Biondi.

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    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: 1997 Biondi Santi Sassoalloro

    On Jun 5, 1:48*pm, lleichtman <larryleicht...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Jun 5, 10:21*am, "Bi!!" <rvwr...@aol.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I stumbled upon a couple bottles of 1997 Biondi Santi Sassoalloro in
    > > my cellar last night so I opened one with veal meatballs in pomodoro
    > > sauce. *The wine was medium ruby and clear in the glass. *A whiff of
    > > brett on opening which blew off quickly. *Tart cherry and salty
    > > minerals on the nose. *Bright smooth cherry flavors, a bit of red
    > > raspberry and light tannins on the finish. *The wine has aged well,
    > > not terribly conmplex but I enjoyed it. *"B/B+"

    >
    > Good notes. I never keep these around for more than 5-7 years so have
    > no experience with 15-year old Biondi.


    This is made by Jacopo Biondi-Santi and is an IGT 100% Sanviovese
    Grosso wine. Jacopo is the son of the owner, Franco Biondi-Santi. I
    normally wouldn't keep the wine this long but it got lost in the
    shuffle and I just deiscovered a small cache of little gems like this.

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    lleichtman Guest

    Default Re: 1997 Biondi Santi Sassoalloro

    On Jun 5, 12:31*pm, "Bi!!" <rvwr...@aol.com> wrote:
    > On Jun 5, 1:48*pm, lleichtman <larryleicht...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > On Jun 5, 10:21*am, "Bi!!" <rvwr...@aol.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > I stumbled upon a couple bottles of 1997 Biondi Santi Sassoalloro in
    > > > my cellar last night so I opened one with veal meatballs in pomodoro
    > > > sauce. *The wine was medium ruby and clear in the glass. *A whiffof
    > > > brett on opening which blew off quickly. *Tart cherry and salty
    > > > minerals on the nose. *Bright smooth cherry flavors, a bit of red
    > > > raspberry and light tannins on the finish. *The wine has aged well,
    > > > not terribly conmplex but I enjoyed it. *"B/B+"

    >
    > > Good notes. I never keep these around for more than 5-7 years so have
    > > no experience with 15-year old Biondi.

    >
    > This is made by Jacopo Biondi-Santi and is an IGT 100% Sanviovese
    > Grosso wine. *Jacopo is the son of the owner, Franco Biondi-Santi. *I
    > normally wouldn't keep the wine this long but it got lost in the
    > shuffle and I just deiscovered a small cache of little gems like this.


    Always nice to find a few tasty orphans.

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