Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
2012 Arnaldo-Caprai Montefalco Rosso. Really quite a good inexpensive wine. The nose is merely forgettable with a twizzler aroma that I often associate with inexpensive wine. But on the palate, this is actually really good. Plum and cherry with some savory bay leaf and rustic earth. Finish isn’t rivetingly long, but together with a solid midpalate, it ends up being very nice. Perfect wine to serve with simple weekday meals like burgers, pasta and grilled meat or sausages. A blend of Sangiovese, Sagrantino and Merlot and $16 at our local Costco.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.