It’s easy to rave about a $30 or $50 bottle of wine. At those prices you’re thinking, it better be good. The challenge is finding a delicious wine that can be drunk as often as you like, while more expensive, prestigious bottles mature in your cellar. Challenge over!
I wrote back in November about the delicious 2007 Colosi Rosso Siciliana, so when I saw the new vintage appear on the shelves, I didn’t hesitate. The 2009 Colosi Rosso Siciliana may be the best red wine value I’ve had in over 10 years. It’s made primarily of Nero d’Avola, a grape indigenous to Sicily, but has other unspecified grapes in the blend. The vibrant purple color gives way to aromas of berries, slight earth and spice. In the mouth the wine is juicy, with good concentration to the fruit and a slight sweet note of tobacco. Not overly complex, but it’s not supposed to be. It’s just damn delicious and one of the best bargains I’ve seen at $7.99 per bottle. I bought two cases. You should buy as much as you can find. 88 points.
I failed to snap a picture of the bottle, so here’s a stock label image:
|Colosi Sicilia Rosso|
June 19, 2012