Tried these two reds over the weekend:
- PuntaCrena Rossese Vigneto Isasco DOC: Riviera Ligure di Ponente (12.5%; www.PuntaCrena.It; KermitLynchImprts) Ruffino/Savona/Liguria 2018: Med.light ruby color; lovely very aromatic bright cherry/raspberry/very spicy/almost DryCreekVlly Zin light herbal/thyme light earthy very attractive/perfumed nose; rather tart light bodied slight earthy/funky light cherry/raspberry/Rossese/bright flavor w/ light brisk tannins; long bit earthy/herbal/thyme some bright/cherry/raspberry/Rossese finish w/ light tannins; beautiful nose almost like a DCV Zin but a bit hard & slightly funky on the palate. $22.50 (KK)
- Idlewild Dolcetto FoxHillVnyd/MendoCnty (12.4%) 2017: Med.light color; very strong Dolcetto/grapey some earthy/dusty/OV slight floral/lilacs lovely nose; lightly tart/tangy strong grapey/Dolcetto earthy/dusty/OV bit spicy/floral/lilacs light bodied flavor w/ light tangy tannins; very long bit tart/tangy light/bright/grapey/Dolcetto slight earthy/dusty/OV finish w/ light tannins; a lighter expression of Dolcetto but quite pretty; a bit lighter like a light Dogliani. $30.00
No BP today.