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    DaleW Guest

    Default TN:good $8 Italian red

    I made dinner while waiting for Betsy to return from city Sunday:
    eggplant parmigiana, roasted chestnuts, and kale (I was determined not
    to go to store, but to work on things from co-op box). Chose the 2005
    Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. I know 2005 is supposed to be a
    lesser vintage than 2004 or 2006 in Tuscany, and my vague feeling is
    that all of central Italy is often the same. But in this case I think
    I liked the '05 more than a recent '04, surprisingly a little more
    tannin and heft. Red and black cherries, some earth, a very satisfying
    "little" wine. Good acidity to standup to the eggplant parm (I was a
    bit short tomatoes and supplement with sundried, which made a little
    sweeter than norm), good length for level, tasty if not especially
    complex. Retasted with veal Bolognese Monday, tannins were gone, still
    a nice fresh sweet-berry red. B

    Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
    wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
    drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
    promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
    *

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    Luk Guest

    Default Re: TN:good $8 Italian red


    "DaleW" <[email protected]> ha scritto nel messaggio
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    I made dinner while waiting for Betsy to return from city Sunday:
    eggplant parmigiana, roasted chestnuts, and kale (I was determined not
    to go to store, but to work on things from co-op box). Chose the 2005
    Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.
    --------------------------

    Try Riparosso from Illuminati as a good low price Montepulciano.
    Luk



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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: TN:good $8 Italian red

    On Jan 6, 1:20�pm, "Luk" <c.micali...@RUMENTAlibero.it.invalid> wrote:
    > "DaleW" <Dwmi...@aol.com> ha scritto nel messaggionews:4[email protected]..
    > I made dinner while waiting for Betsy to return from city Sunday:
    > eggplant parmigiana, roasted chestnuts, and kale (I was determined not
    > to go to store, but to work on things from co-op box). Chose the 2005
    > Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo.
    > --------------------------
    >
    > Try Riparosso from Illuminati as a good low price Montepulciano.
    > Luk


    I'll keep an eye out. Doesn't show up at any of the stores I regularly
    patronize, but see it at Pops and Mt Carmel, where I shop once in a
    blue moon. Though it is almost double the price of the Masciarelli, if
    a good wine still a value.

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    Manuel Guest

    Default Re: TN:good $8 Italian red

    On Tue, 6 Jan 2009 06:50:17 -0800 (PST), DaleW <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I made dinner while waiting for Betsy to return from city Sunday:
    >eggplant parmigiana, roasted chestnuts, and kale (I was determined not
    >to go to store, but to work on things from co-op box). Chose the 2005
    >Masciarelli Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. I know 2005 is supposed to be a
    >lesser vintage than 2004 or 2006 in Tuscany, and my vague feeling is
    >that all of central Italy is often the same. But in this case I think
    >I liked the '05 more than a recent '04, surprisingly a little more
    >tannin and heft. Red and black cherries, some earth, a very satisfying
    >"little" wine. Good acidity to standup to the eggplant parm (I was a
    >bit short tomatoes and supplement with sundried, which made a little
    >sweeter than norm), good length for level, tasty if not especially
    >complex. Retasted with veal Bolognese Monday, tannins were gone, still
    >a nice fresh sweet-berry red. B
    >
    >Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
    >wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
    >drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
    >promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
    >*


    Did you try Sicilian wines?

    I give you a couple of names:

    - Principe di Corleone Nero d'Avola
    - Regaleali Nero d'Avola Tasca d'Almerita
    - Duca di Salaparuta

    And for a special occasion:

    - Baglio Florio



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