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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wine Tasting - AlVerdi Sangiovese Rubicone IGT 2010

"In water one sees one’s own face.  But in wine, one beholds the heart of another."
 - French Proverb

Greetings to one, greetings to all!  Let’s make the day special.  There is no-one who can stop you from doing so as you are the engine of your own action.

Lucky, lucky me!  It was Sunday afternoon, Tiffany and I had time to spare, and we had a bottle of red wine whose screw-top came loose!  I don't know how it happened other than Tiffany held the bottle steady with one hand while her other hand grabbed the screw-top cap and twisted.

Chucky's Point Score:  90
Tiffany's Point Score:  91

AlVerdi Sangiovese Rubicone IGT 2010

Grape Varietal(s):  100% Sangiovese
Classification:  Indicaxione Geografica Tipica
Price:  $7.99 (or 2 for $14) at Eat More Produce, February 2010
Vintage: 2010
Producer:  Alverdi
Alcohol:  12.0%

Tasting notes as follows.

Chucky's Tasting Sheet

Chucky's Notes:  "Delicious!  Heavy on the strawberry notes and very complex.  Every second of taste upon my palate results in a plethora of wonderful tastes.  A very berry red wine and very well-balanced! Absolutely killer wine for the price.  Love it.  The red and oak flavors blend like a symphony."

Tiffany's Tasting Sheet

Tiffany's Notes:  "Wow!  Another Sangiovese has won my heart!  The cherry and peppery bouquet follows right through to the palate!  Bold fruity punch is what I love about this wine.  The wine has the perfect balance all around. Love it!"

From the label:

A dry, well-balanced red wine with aromas of cherries and violets.  Perfectly suited to accompany grilled meats and pasta dishes.

From the distributor's web site:

AlVerdi Rubicone Sangiovese IGT 2008 Fact Sheet

AlVerdi Rubicone Sangiovese Fact Sheet

In one simple word, "Wow!"  This is nothing less than a superb Sangiovese.  With each sip you can taste the vine's struggle to produce its nectar.  You can smell the vintner's hard effort to produce the wine and the driver's effort to move it from the vineyard to the distributor's shelves.  This selection does not taste good... It tastes extremely good!

Hi-dee hi-dee every-now-and-then-you-simply-must-put-on-your-swim-trunks-and-dive-right-into-your-bottle-of-wine-ho my friend.


  1. I love tasting different wines made from around the globe. I usually like wines that has been fermented about more than 10 years.

  2. Thanks for posting the comment "wine tasting"!

    Tiffany and I typically enjoy the younger ready-to-drink wines. I suppose that they're more widely available to our required price-point. LOL.

    We have some Barolo and other "higher end" bottles stashed away (in chilled wine cabinet) for another time 15- or so years from now to be enjoyed. But, until then I shall be happy to simply savor the young stuff.

    I hope that you're having a wonderful day and that each uncorking precedes a most wonderful bottle of wine my friend.