Caldora

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

8.889 ratings
8.66 pro ratings
Abruzzi, Italy
Montepulciano
Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, White Fish, Pasta, Pungent Cheese, Goat & Feta Cheese, White Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Squash & Root Vegetables, Meaty & Oily Fish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Potato, Nuts & Seeds, Salads & Greens, Herbs, Chili & Hot Spicy, Beans & Peas, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Oyster, Mussel, Clam, Chicken, Duck, Turkey, Oyster, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

This wine carries a rather subdued nose, rather like a toned down Syrah. It’s certainly a clean nose, with no oak aging to color the fruit. The Montepulciano grapes take center stage, showing blackberry and plum aromas and similar dark fruit flavors. Alcohol is easy to take at 13% abv and the acidity is fresh and lively. The lack of complexity is not a problem, as the wine sips just fine.

This wine carries a rather subdued nose, rather like a toned down Syrah. It’s certainly a clean nose, with no oak aging to color the fruit. The Montepulciano grapes take center stage, showing blackberry and plum aromas and similar dark fruit flavors. Alcohol is easy to take at 13% abv and the acidity is fresh and lively. The lack of complexity is not a problem, as the wine sips just fine.

Nov 27th, 2019
Brian Szluk

Nose: black cherry, dried strawberry, dark chocolate, coffee, black pepper, dried salty meat, tobacco leaf.
Palate: black berry, black plum, dried raspberry. What an amazing value at $10.

Nose: black cherry, dried strawberry, dark chocolate, coffee, black pepper, dried salty meat, tobacco leaf.
Palate: black berry, black plum, dried raspberry. What an amazing value at $10.

Mar 3rd, 2018
Matt Sterr

Dark cherry, vanilla and toast. Pleasant with nice, assertive acid. Good pizza wine.

Dark cherry, vanilla and toast. Pleasant with nice, assertive acid. Good pizza wine.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2015
Peter Heidt

...exactly what Speghetti wine should taste like....

...exactly what Speghetti wine should taste like....

1 person found it helpfulMay 29th, 2017
Peter Wassam

Peppery, slightly earthy, strong cranberry palate and dark berries. Medium plus body. Good but nothing to remember. A hint if olives/veggies. 2013 vintage.

Peppery, slightly earthy, strong cranberry palate and dark berries. Medium plus body. Good but nothing to remember. A hint if olives/veggies. 2013 vintage.

1 person found it helpfulNov 16th, 2014
Ryan Stewart

Stewed fruits, raisins, slightly oxidized, floral notes, with subtle vegetal aromas. Olives, cherries, and a hint of chocolate. A bit over the hill or improper storage.

Stewed fruits, raisins, slightly oxidized, floral notes, with subtle vegetal aromas. Olives, cherries, and a hint of chocolate. A bit over the hill or improper storage.

Aug 29th, 2013
Dimes

Maybe I’m starting to stray away from the chiantis?... 😯

Maybe I’m starting to stray away from the chiantis?... 😯

Feb 13th, 2020
Naoki Kondo

Rich berries and light tannin. Good with cheese and cream

Rich berries and light tannin. Good with cheese and cream

Dec 29th, 2017
Abe Petrillo

Solid wine. Easy to drink, and a touch lighter than other montepulcianos

Solid wine. Easy to drink, and a touch lighter than other montepulcianos

Sep 30th, 2017
Celia Yost

Tart to start then earthy to finish

Tart to start then earthy to finish

Feb 25th, 2017