Aromas of vanilla extract, cedar, caramel and cherries. Palette was rounded with pepper spice, cherry, chocolate, plums and cedar. Merlot dominant wine (blended with Cab Sav and Syrah). High acidity, tannins felt a bit astringent. A good red considering the region. Surprising find. #merlot #canadianwine — 2 months ago
If I tasted this blind I could have sworn it was a Bordeaux. This #pasorobles #merlot is special - laid back fruit, pronounced acidity, earthy spice with some coffee, pepper and a faint bit of licorice. Nice wine if you’re like me and really prefer the Old World style. — 3 months ago
This wine needs a LONG time to open up. The #cabernet #merlot blend greets you with egregious fruit and vanilla without any tannins for structure nor acidity for balance. After a full day in the wine fridge, it came alive with acidity, that vanilla receding to the background and some decent layers of flavor. I suspect the other bad reviews just gave up on the wine after uncorking. — 14 days ago
Reminiscing about this amazing value Super Tuscan we had at Officina last week during restaurant week in DC.
2016 Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri
Maremma, Tuscany, Italy
Restaurant week at Officina and a perfect wine for our three course meal. Thank you Natalie for the recommendation. Deep ruby red in appearance. Took some time to open up on the nose but showed layers of mocha, floral, touch of minerals, blue and black fruits and spices. Medium tannins (5.5/10) with balanced acidity and a medium plus body. Plush Merlot definitely comes through in the mid palate with black currants, black cherries, chocolate, espresso and a touch of earthiness. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2023.
Crazy good wine for only $60.00 on a wine list. Made up of 50% Sangiovese with the remainder made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, making this a true Super Tuscan Blend. All the Sangiovese is aged in stainless steel while the rest are aged in barriques. This wine is from an area in the southern part of Tuscany called Maremma, more specifically Upper Maremma in the Colline Metallifare zone. Need to find some more of this IGT. Label is designed by Raffaele De Rosa.
91 MD Points
$ - Purchased off the wine list at Officina in DC for $60.00. Retail price is $17.99 at MacArthur’s Beverages.
#tastingnotetuesday #TNT #redwine #supertuscan #tuarita #rossodeinotri #sangiovese #merlot #cabernetsauvignon #restaurantweek #syrah #wine #wines #michelinstar #italy #italianwine #winelover #winelovers #winerylovers #winegasm #wineporn #winestagram #winesofinstagram #winedinner #91MDPoints #MillennialDrinkers — 2 months ago
Pretty solid restaurant list #merlot blend. I wasn’t thrilled with the big vanilla load up front but it has some nice acidity and depth with soft tannins on the finish. The winemaker blended in some Cab Franc and Cabernet which yielded a touch of spice and interest - paired well with a NY strip steak and peppercorn sauce. — 2 months ago
Vintage 2015 / wine from #umbria central #italy with the unusual blend of #sangiovese #sagrantino and #merlot (on barrel). It was quite harsh in bitters/aftertaste immediately after opening, tannins also. But when it had aeration the wine softened and even shows frivolousness 🙃 Beautiful strawberries in smell, smooth taste. I liked this transformation. Awesome PRQ. I presume it will even gets better within a few years. — 3 months ago
2009 Duckhorn Three Palms Vineyard Merlot
Medium body. Not as structured, firm as I expected. Soft and approachable. A pleasant wine.
#wine #redwine #duckhorn #duckhornvineyards #napavalley #2009 #merlot #threepalmsvineyard #californiawine #california #agingpotential #ワイン #カリフォルニアワイン #赤ワイン #メルロー #ダックホーン #ダックホーンビンヤーズ #ナパバレー #ナパ #長期熟成 — 3 months ago