Saturday, April 24, 2010

Bran Caia Tre 2007

This wine is Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.  There is a definite tartness of red cherries from the Sangiovese and some darker fruit from the Cabernet.  A touch of earth comes through as well, but not a great deal.  Acid is appropriate and there's a small amount of tannin present.  Balanced, good drinking wine that left me somewhat underwhelmed.

The only real flaw, perhaps too strong a word,  I could find was a sourness at the very end of this wine.  It wasn't the tartness of a cherry finish, it was just a touch sour.

The bottom line for me was this wine lacked any sense of character or place. For $20 I can do better.

There was a small, pan seared steak and some potatoes Parisienne finished with white truffle butter for dinner.  Good little meal and a decent, drinkable wine, but nothing memorable about either.

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