Such a fun little wine. It’s so easy to skip over all the super-tuscan, piedmontese and veneto offerings in favor of the smaller bottles on a fabulous Italian list. Bright maraschino fruit, candied and concentrated, gobs of lovely barnyard and brett and maybe even a lil VA, delicious and vibrant on the tongue, not super complicated, bitter lovliness and tangy beauty, thin fresh fruit with incredible acidity, perfectly dry and austere where it counts and achingly concentrated if you really want to dissect it. A perfect Italian food-wine even in a California setting, playing dusky smoky goodness against chonky cherry everywhere you look. You honestly CAN’T find a flaw at this price-point.
2011 RAMITELLO #molise #montepulciano #aglianico 13.5 @winebow