Erik With a K (chefrico101) wrote in foodgeek,
Erik With a K
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Wine Journal

Went to a wine tasting tonight at the local wine shop, Urban Vines in the Mt. Baker neighborhood. The very cool and pork pie hat wearing Mr. C was there pouring wines from sicily. bought the white for dinner:

Colosi
2003
Sicilian Dry White Wine

I like it. Had it with clam linguini, too much garlic, artichoke hearts, pepper, butter and a splash of the wine. it held up admirably against the ravages of the garlic and pepper. Reminds me of those big oaky california chardonays, but without the oak. Pears, acid, citrus in the nose. Well rounded, clean, white plums, citrus, crisp, and a little buttery, but not enough to fuck things up. Very palatable. Definitely something to stock more of. the flavor gets more involved as I go. I like this one.

Mr. C's tasting notes:
CANTINA COLOSI, COLOSI BIANCO 03 $9.00
>90%INSOLIA
>10% CATARATTO
>AROMAS OF PEAR, LEMON, AND ANISE. MEDIUM BODIED, CLEAN, FRESH FINISH
>100% STAINLESS
>WINEMAKER-PIERO COLOSI
>
>COLOSI ROSSO SICILIA $9.00
>100% NERO D AVOLA 02
>INTENSE DARK RUBY COLOR, DRY AND FULL-BODIED FLAVORS OF DARK FRUIT AND
>BERRIES, MEDIUM ACIDITY. GREAT WITH CURED MEATS AND CHEESES
>6 MO. SLAVONIAN OAK
>25,000 BTL. PRODUCTION

This was good, if memory serves, Mr. C said the Nero D Avola is geneticaly the same grape as Zinfandel
>
>AZIENDA VINICOLA CA'NTELE, PUGLIA 02 $10.00
>100% PRIMITIVO
>RUBY COLOR, BERRY AND EARTH AROMAS. SPICY FLAVORS OF PLUM, BERRIES
AND
>CHOCOLATE, MEDIUM TO FULL-BODIED
>25 YEAR OLD VINES
>250,000 BTL. PRODUCTION FROM 2 VINEYARD SITES
>6 MONTHS IN FRENCH OAK
>90 PTS WINE ENTHUSIAST
>

>AZIENDA ASGRICOLA CEUSO, SCURATI 03 $16.00
>100% NERO D'AVOLA
>DARK RUBY COLOR, INTENSE STRAWBERRY AND PLUM FRUIT, WITH WARM SPICES,
FULL
>BODIED AND JUICY
>LONG, SOFT FINISH WITH VANILLA AND LICORICE
>1 YR. STAINLESS
>12,000 BTL PRODUCTION
>91 PTS WINE ENTHUSIAST
>
>AZIENDA AGRICOLA COTTANERA, BARBAZZALE ROSSO 02 $21.00
>90% NERELLO MESCALESE, 10% NERO D'AVOLA
>RUBY/VIOLET IN COLOR, INTENSE PLUM AND WILD BERRY AROMAS, DRY AND SOFT
>FLAVORS OF PLUM AND WILD GAME. LONG, FINE TANNINED FINISH
>80,000 BTL. PRODUCTION
>6-8 MONTHS BARRIQUE AGING

This stuf was really complex. I got fish sauce in the nose, Mr. C described it as soy. It had lots of acid, citrus, with some stuff going on deeper that I'm sure having a bottle would reveal. The vinyards are at the foot of an active volcano, so I imagine that the terroir (sp?) is especialy strong in this one. Very wild. The next time I'm feeling rich, I wanna get a bottle and savor it for a couple hours.


x-posted in My journal and food_porn
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