Thursday, November 25, 2010

Alluno Montefalco Rosso 2002

Yesterday, between shopping for a Thanksgiving pie at Chelsea Market and a late afternoon West Village meeting, I stopped by the Ino Cafe & Wine Bar for a quick glass of wine. I was surprised to find a "by-the-glass" gem (at $8) in the 2002 Montefalco Rosso from producer Alunno. Hues of dark ruby purple in the glass, followed by aromas of vanilla and big waves of cherry cola flavors with solid resinous character, good balance and long smooth finish.

As I was leaving I realized too late that they also carry one of my favorite Sicilian wines, the COS Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico, a blend of 60% Nero d'Avola and 40% Frappato... well, next time.

Ino Cafe & Wine Bar
21 Bedford St
New York, NY 10014

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