Wednesday, March 08, 2006

2004 Viña Antigua Sangiovese/Bonarda (Maipu, Argentina)

For the second year in a row, this is a tremendous buy in a dirt-cheapo red. I reviewed the 2003 here, and this wine is just as good, at least.

Medium ruby-garnet color. Bright cherry-strawberry aromas in the nose, with crusty bread in the background. Vibrant cherry and mineral flavors, with medium body, good acidity, and a fairly long finish. A great value at $4.20 at Spec's. Reminiscent of a good entry level Chianti, but at 1/2 to 1/3 the price. 85.

1 comment:

Dionysus said...

Crusty bread! What are you referring to here? Baguette? French Boule, Ciabatta? Sourdough? I'm not sure what aroma you are smelling but I do know I am hungry now. Prosciutto on ciabatta with aioli...quello è il biglietto!