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2003 Oriel Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Palio (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Oriel Wines orielwines.com   details
Appellation: Montepulciano d'Abruzzo - Abruzzo - Italy (DOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Montepulciano
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Average/Good
Est. Price: US$17.99
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: June 24, 2007 , from a member
84 points "Soft, bland."
rated: June 16, 2007 , Winemaker's notes
"As a late ripening grape, Montepulciano benefits from hot summers that enable the grapes to reach full maturity. Montepulciano produces deeply colored wine with a soft, round texture and flavors of blueberry, plum, and blackberry. It can be lush, jammy and somewhat rustic, but with a richness and mid-palate that belie its affordable price tag. From better sites and with controlled yields, Montepulciano has gained recognition as much more than just a great value."
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