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Frascati Saula Carta Blanca 2012

Recommendation: Not recommended.

Winery/Producer: Tenuta di Pietra Porzia; Frascati, Italy.

Grape Variety: Blend: Malvasia del Lazio, Grechetto, and Bombino.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Frascati, Italy.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $10.39 with a 20% discount.

Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Sipping.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before opening. Oat straw color. Mild aroma of sherry and green olive. Quite strong taste of sherry and dusty minerality. The finish carries the taste on and on with a bitter aftertaste. Slightly oxidized and rather unpleasant taste and finish. As it warmed up it became more sherry-like. Two thumbs down on this one from me.

    She said: The dark golden color suggested that the wine was oxidized and perhaps it was because the aroma and taste reminded me of sherry, which I dearly love. The first sniff was pleasant and led to a pleasing taste that was smooth and had a medium body. The finish was at first agreeable and medium long but went down hill as we drank the wine. Actually, the whole tasting went down hill as the wine warmed up to just below room temperature. At first I would have recommended it, but by the second pour I would not, mostly because of the change in the finish and unpleasant after taste that remained in the mouth long after the finish.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 13%

Bar code: 7 47505 00125 4

Imported by: Saranty Imports; White Plains, New York.