To say that I love red wine is an understatement. I love it at a party, I love it before dinner, I love it at home and I love it when on the phone. (Ok, that was silly but you get the point!)
It took a while for me to develop a taste for it. It was tough to put down my chard (Cakebread Cellars I still puffy heart love you) and try something new. But ever since I did I have fallen deep in love with red. It started when a good friend of mine took a trip to Italy. He came back raving about their wine, and how amazing it was. He's since then started a collection that I would KILL for. He now gets wine shipments by the case. And everytime he visits he brings at least 2-3 yummy bottles for me to try. Score!
Lately, I've had a hankering to start up my own small collection. Over the past few years, I have tried so many that I love, but I forget to write them down. So I decided that I would showcase my favorite wines on my blog every now and then. Win/win!
So here we go. Tonight's wine is Primaterra Primitivo. It's a red wine from Southern Italy. I bought this wine at World Market for around $10. All I can tell you from my own experience with wine is that this wine wasn't "hot" when I first opened it. I didn't have to let it sit for very long to air out. It was very tasty and fruity. And that's about all I can tell you, because I am HORRIBLE at detecting what all I taste in wine. Believe me, I've tried. Either it's good or... it's not so good. So complex I am!
All in all, I think this is a great wine to go with pizza, burgers, or a good juicy steak. From wine.com: The winemaker's notes: A ripe and fruity wine with notes of plums, blackberries, and cherries with good concentration, balance and length. (Yea, what he said...)
I say two thumbs up!
Tell me your favorite, and providing I can find it here, I'll test it out!
La vita e bella.
PS I used my Nikon D40 for this photo - it has been collecting dust lately. My next goal is to get out there and take some good photos of downtown Columbia.