Thursday, November 20, 2008
CAPESTRANO MONTEPULCIANO 2006
The Grade: OUTSTANDING. The Mojo: The Capestrano Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2006 ($10.59), this truly wonderful value red from the Abruzzo region of Italy is strangely difficult to get a hold of, but nonetheless, a great wine to jump on when it comes around. Light-to-medium bodied, with mild tannins and juicy red berry fruit flavors, this Montepulciano is highlighted with hints of spice box, fresh herbs and tobacco. If you're going Italian for Thankgiving, here's your huckleberry, folks.