We wanted to send a shout-out today to one of our favorite Southern Californian wine shops and wine bars, Amazing Grapes in Mission Viejo (not far from where our blogmaster grew up in San Diego).
The nice folks there recently made our Salice Salentino one of their featured wines and they have already added it to their list of their top wines for 2015.
Here’s what they had to say:
Make no bones about it; Cantele’s 2011 Salice Salentino Riserva will find its place as a finalist on our list of top wines in 2015! With a Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri award, and Best Italian Value Wine of 2013 already under its belt, it seems redundant to say that we’re highly recommending this 100% Negroamaro from Puglia. Gambero Rosso is Italy’s most respected authority on wine, and “tre bicchieri” (three glasses) is their highest commendation. This is perhaps the lowest priced wine to ever achieve this prestigious honor!
This little red has food wine written all over it. Savor this affordable gem with your favorite pasta dish, burgers, steaks and chops. Fire up the barbecue and pop the cork on a couple bottles this summer. You’ll be impressed as much as we are!
Juicy flavors of ripe wild strawberry and red licorice mark the start to this light- to medium-bodied red, with supple tannins lending some structure and weight. Savory accents of garrigue, loamy earth and star anise echo on the finish. Drink now through 2020.
Buy this by the case!