REVIEW: Terre Dei Volsei Velletri 2002

April 9th, 2009 by Jeff

Blend:

  • Cesanese
  • Sangiovese
  • Merlot

Nose:

Pretty aromas of Cranberry, Cherry and spiced vanilla.

Palette:

Almost full bodied, round well integrated tannin and above average acidity.  Big hits of vanilla and wood spice on the attack quickly followed by luscious, silky red fruits, smoke and bright cherry coke on the long, smooth finish.

Synposis:

For $13, this is pretty cool stuff.  You may be able to find older vintages in close-out mode like I did with this 2002 (an average vintage at best)…but if not, expect to pay slightly more.  But no matter what, buy some and enjoy it now or hold it for a few years.  This 2002 still had lots of life and was drinking wonderfully.

Food Pairings:

Steaks, roasted meats, grilled chicken and root vegetables…Great wine works with lots of stuff.

The Som Rating: 8/10 Scarlett Johansson Heads

The Som Rating: 8/10 Scarlett Johansson Heads

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