Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Why Wine: Joeshico Wine Review; Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano d' Abruzzo 2005 Riserva

I'm currently making room in my wine cooler for a recent large quantity buy, so I pulled out a Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2005 Riserva for a pizza dinner tonight. I had this wine about four years ago and wasn't fully impressed at that time, but thought I'd give it another chance and the price was right. Turned out to be a good move. Can't really remember why I passed this off as a so-so wine years ago, but now I am finding it very delightful.

Winemaker's notes:
Intense violet robe. Aromas of plums and ripe blackberry. Each sip delivers a mouthful of ripe berries, leather and black pepper with subtle hints of oregano, dried herbs, and a touch of vanilla; all leading to a dry, supple finish.

My Notes:
Nice dark cherry red color. Aroma of leather is dominant with hints of plum and mixed berries.
The mouth fills with the berries and leather with a hint of pepper and a touch of vanilla. Finish was not long, but dry with soft berry like taste.
I'd like to try this with a sausage, pepper and onion pizza or a zesty lasagna. Having it tonight with a cheese pizza sprinkled with a little red pepper and medium hot wings.
Not bad with the pizza and at only...$14

Take it from an amateur wine lover.....Great Buy!


The Wine Whore said...

It's really funny how tastes can change over time. At least in this case, you grew to like the wine more instead of going the other way.


hampers said...

Thanks for sharing the wine maker notes. It was nice going through your blog. keep it up the good work. Cheers :)

Shelly said...

I'm not a fan of wine with pizza. I never drink soda EXCEPT for when I have pizza so it's my special treat. I can't even pronounce this wine so it's unlikely I'd purchase it on my own, but now that I know you like it...

Alec patterson said...

That's true. Taste always change with time.Early when i used to drink wine, i was not fully satisfied with its taste then slowly-slowly i tried different flavor.Among them few, i like,few not.Similarly happened me with my cigar.I tried various varieties from different countries.I used to
Buy Cigarsonline.After a lot of experiment,now i can make my favorite list.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the wine maker notes. I am going to launched it soon it would surely helps me alot. It was nice going through your blog. keep it up the good work.