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Oh hey dry Lambrusco lovers! My go-to may be the Pronto but this is...yet even dryer if you can believe. Super dry. Super acidic and waves--dangit waves I tell you of balsamic vinegar in this but zero sweetness. Less than zero. Imagine if dried berries (all types)and some other fruit (pears and perhaps cherries) macerated in vinegar. That's what you got. Medium alcohol (12%) and medium plus finish. It was good. Maybe not as good as Pronto but I need to compare the two — 16 hours ago
Sharply acidic but more like from Meyer lemons than lemons. And then there is honeydew and dried lawn (think how lawns smell around halloween) and stones and a dang surprising long finish. Thank you Garagiste. Full review on Scrumptious Gruel! https://scrumptiousgruel.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/omgodello-ie-a-whole-new-wine/ — 18 days ago
Respectable tart. A bit angry but easily won over. All the raspberry and mulberries and some purple plums you might want. With a whiff of damp soil. Tannins need some integration. At 14.5 abv it shall not go quietly into the night. And I love the name and bottle, so there is that. The finish lends hints of cocoa and caramel. — 10 days ago
So much limes. Tangerines. Grapefruits. A hint of minerality. Very light. If you don't mind a swill-worthy bottle or want to sip your wine slowly to contemplate and deduce the nuances it's for you. Typical Provence methinks in a quality way for a grand price. Again thanks Garagiste. — 15 days ago
Not something I'd go out of my way for but not anything I could object to and somewhat interesting. For the price a good wine if you want to take it to a party with a lot of folks who just want some swillable juice. I put a full post up on the blog about it https://scrumptiousgruel.wordpress.com/2017/03/17/cheers/ — 12 days ago
Charming, balanced, could be a bit more acidic to balance what borders on sweet but all the lovely fruits are in play--sweet and sour cherries, strawberries, and some petrol-ish wet stones too so...there is that. Still something wants for this. But for 9 bucks via Garagiste? Sure. I want to taste more Renegade. Consider curiousity sparked. — 21 days ago