Wednesday, November 19, 2008
VILLA BRONDELLO PRIMITIVO 2007
The Grade: OUTSTANDING. The Mojo: The Villa Brondello Primitivo 2007 ($7.98 special) is a red wine I’ve been after for a couple of vintages now but have always been a bit too late. Here’s a spectacular value in Italian red, medium-bodied, with slight spicy red and black fruit flavors, hints of earth and game, and a finish that would lend itself well to Mediterranean or Italian cuisine. It’s lower alcohol (around 13%) is relatively tame compared to its California Zin brethren, and exudes a dark, sexy mystique without being too hulking. A great bottle of wine for the price.