Wednesday, July 8, 2009
ARCENO PRIMAVOCE 2005
The Grade: OUTSTANDING. The Mojo: The Arceno PrimaVoce 2005 is a surprisingly good "non-traditional" blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah that is medium-bodied, and possessive of velvety smooth tannins and aromas and flavors of red and black currants, dark cherries, blackberries, tar, smoke, espresso, bay leaves, sage, thyme, forest floor, cinnamon, mocha powder, violets and so much more. It is a way for non-Italian wine drinkers to ease their way into the Italian style, without having to try a Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Aglianico or anything else that is "weird." Just a great Bordeaux+Rhone blend that speaks its mind, and satisfies your senses.