Silverdale, WA 8.5% alc. (Purchased on 7/13/14)
For those who may be unaware, it’s made from the Lambrusco grape. Opaque deep, dark purple with a very slight bead of spritz (frizzante’) up the center of the glass. Nose is somewhat closed, but shows dark plum and blackberries. In the mouth, it bubbles slightly on the tongue then disappates quickly, leaving a certain richness and gentle tannins that coat the palate. More flavors of dark plum, fresh blackberries and black currant. This Lambrusco is slightly sweet, but more toward the dry side than any I’ve ever had and there’s enough acidity to cut that slight bit of sugar. Served very cold (as recommended on the label), I actually enjoyed this wine quite a bit. A simple, refreshing red for warm summer days.
GO Winelover mentioned that TJ’s and Fresh & Easy are selling this wine for the same price or less. So in CA…check that out. However, I haven’t seen it in my local TJ’s here in Silverdale, WA and there are no Fresh & Easy stores up here.