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WTN: Valle dell'Acate Frappato '11...(short/boring)

by TomHill » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:45 pm

Tried last night w/ dinner:
1. Valle dell'Acate Il Frappato DOC: VittoriaFrappato (100% Frappato; 13.00%; L2412; TempleImports/Denver) Acate/Sicilia 2011: Very dark color; some earthy/mineral/volcanic/dusty/OV/pungent rather fragrant cherry/black cherry/licorice slight spicy/thyme very attractive nose; slightly tart some earthy/mineral/volcanic/pungent spicy/cherry/black cherry/almost PN-like bit rustic/coarse flavor w/ modest tannins; med.long earthy/dusty/volcanic/OV slight tart spicy/cherry/black cherry/licorice/thyme slightly rustic/coarse finish w/ light tannins; a rather interesting/attractive/pretty Sicilian red w/o the heavy texture of Nero d'Avola or NerelloMascalese. $17.00 (AV)
A wee BloddyPulpit:
1. You can read about Frappato in RobTebeau's FringeWine: Fringe/Frappato


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