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2005 Domenico Red Blends or Varietals "Aglianico"

Domenico 2005 Aglianico

Winery: Domenico

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Aglianico"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 91.7% Aglianico & 8.3% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Amador County

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 321

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: May 27, 2009

Wine Review: This was my favorite Domenico wine so far. It is dark ruby colored and opens with a very attractive spicy blueberry and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, well balanced, very juicy, and smooth. The flavor profile is a jammy blackberry with notes of Dr. Pepper and black licorice throughout. The finish is quite dry and its firm tannins linger for quite some time. Pair this wine with a messy rack of Memphis style ribs. Aglianico is usually rustic. I found this offering to be very New World in style and Very Good.

Winemaker Notes: Medium-bodied, with strong tannins. Aromas and flavors of barrel spice, blackberry, cinnamon and cherry cola. Pair with mushroom risotto, grilled leg of lamb or grilled steak. This Cali-Italia wine is one of Italy’s oldest varietals.

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