Thursday, April 10, 2008

2004 Poggio Antico Rosso di Montalcino

Tonight for dinner we went out again to eat as we have no furniture in our apartment as it has been sold or packed for our move this weekend. We decided to go just around the corner to Anthony David’s Dining Room in Hoboken. This has to be the best combination of BYOB, food and stemware in the area, maybe the state. The stems are classic Bordeaux tulip shaped with a long stem so we can really enjoy our good wines that go well with that kind of stemware. A basic pinot noir is fine but a classic or high end Pinot Noir from the US or Burgundy is better suited for the balloon shaped stems. The food is a blend of Italian and French with an American sensibility and modern presentation. Best of all Tuesday through Thursday they have a 5 course pre-fixe dinner for only $35.

The 2004 Poggio Antico Rosso di Montalcino was excellent tonight, it is drinking really well right now! The wine was dark red and ruby at the edges. The nose enticed you with dry dusty fruit aromas intertwined with the classic notes of spice, supple fruit, and a light touch of the wood from the aging in large barrel, maybe sandalwood or cedar. In the mouth the dusty fruit, fine tannins, and refreshing acidity keep you coming back for more! Viva la Rosso di Montalcino!


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