Saturday, July 16, 2011

Spirit of Wine Review & Rating: ***+ Cantina Di Villa Sforzato Di Valtellina DOCG Tinaia, Italy, 2006

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By way of background, opening thoughts: This wine was introduced as part of the Glass of Italy program.


Original tasting and review : This is Cantina Di Villa Sforzato Di Valtellina DOCG Tinaia, Italy, 2006, finished at 14.5% alcohol.  It is 100% Nebbiolo grape. 

In the glass: Deep red with brick at the edges.

On the nose: Poured cool with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, shows sweet and full strawberry notes.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact old world in style with full fruit.  Shows balance, with an even, bold and medium-dry strawberry flavor note. 

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for its boldness.

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