Fourth of July at Wes & Cassandra's (Ravenna): I was told there was not BdM made in 11 here. While I know distributors say this makes for a better Rosso, my experience has taught me that is not the case and this was not the exception. Its a very good wine, but not as good as most vintages of the Rosso, IMO. It drinks like a forward, easy drinking RdM. Open and ready to go. The nose has cherries and tea leaves. The palate has cherries and dried cherries with a slight forest floor quality. Nice acidity. A nice easy drinking wine that I would drink sooner than later.
this was declassified to a rosso due to a 'bad' year if this is bad ,can't wait to taste what is good this had depth heart and earth a little disjointed and probably will smooth out over the next year or two
As before - this is very nice and a good example of the value that can be found in a Rosso. The Salvioni is my pick of the 2011's but then that is priced accordingly too. I suppose a bit of time could resolve the touch of harshness that lingers but even if so I'm not sure that would make this any more enjoyable.
Indeed this is delicious. I could drink it every night without complaint. Too bad it's $30, because while it's yummy, it's also not profound or hugely compelling. The aromas are very clean and elegant, showing tons of graphite, coal, char, dried roses, raspberries... just so lovely and delicious. Palate entry is on the lighter side of texture, showing nice soft tannins and pretty ripping acidity.. not too much beyond the acid and light red fruits on the palate. The finish goes similarly, with delicious soft red fruits and ripping acid that lingers a long time, but there's not much in the way of other compelling flavors like the nose offers. There is nothing structurally out of balance with this wine and it offers immediate enjoyment, but perhaps not much for future positive evolution. I see no reason not to consume these today. I also wish those lovely aromas followed through on to the palate and finish... maybe a year will help in the end.
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