Friday, June 2, 2017

Vitiano Rosso 2014

My local Costco just received a large supply of Vitiano Rosso 2014 from Umbria Italy.  It is priced at $7.49 and prominently sports a rating of 91 points by James Suckling on the front of the bottle. 

The wine is 34% Sangiovese, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot.  In the glass, the wine emits a rich jammy aroma.  I taste flavors of Black cherry, ripe cherry and earthiness.  The wine is somewhat acidic with smooth tannins and the Sangiovese blend is like a Chianti which hits some additional light flavors. 

This is a very versatile wine that you could enjoy with red pasta, but it can also be enjoyed alone as you are preparing your meal.  I like this wine better than the Chianti I have been drinking and I hope to buy more while I can get it at $7.49.  If not, I can buy it at Total Wines for $9.99 reduced by whatever coupon is available.

SC Wine Joe rating = 90 points