Sunday, June 21, 2009

Statti Arvino Calabria IGT 2006

Yet another tasting at The Wine Room of Forest Hills from the Calabria region of Italy is this well integrated blend of 60% of the indigenous grape, Gaglioppo, and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. The blending with the Cabernet successfully rounds out the Gaglioppo's spiciness a bit. Deep ruby colors, bright bing cherry aromas with tobacco, cloves and bittersweet chocolate flavor this with a bold, thick texture and an opulent, earthy, lushness... making it great wine to pair with any steak dish. 13.5% Alcohol.

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