SRP of $12 and available widely for $8.
From the bottle:
"NePriCa, a ruby red wine named after the grapes in the blend (Negroamaro, Primitivo and Cabernet), has aromas of berries and light, spicy licorice. It is a harmonious blend with flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, and hints of licorice with a balanced acidity.
Tomaresca estate vineyards are located in the Southern Italian province of Puglia, which is situated in the "heel" of the Italian boot. It is called Tomaresca ("tower by the sea") for the many towers that line the coast of this beautiful region along the Adriatic sea.
Today we have our third $8 Italian Red and we're going back to a blend -- this time a mix of Negroamaro (an indigenous Italian grape normally seen in Salice Salientino), Primitivo (a clone of Zinfandel that has been grown in Puglia since the 1700s) and the old reliable Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2010 Tormaresca Neprica begins with aromas of black cherry, spice and leather. It starts off nicely but a little more time in the glass also reveals hints of violet and black pepper. The real magic happens when tasting this wine which features lots of rich, dark berry fruit wrapped up in a chewy mouth-coating texture. Fans of fruit bombs will find a lot to like here but it's not a one trick pony -- good acidity, soft tannins, lots of spice and some succulent dried herbs round out the experience. It ends with good length. Thanks to the low price, we've got our second Bulk Buy of the series!
Wine in the $8 Italian Reds Series!
- Wine #1: Banfi Col Di Sasso Toscana 2010 - One Tasty and Food Flexible Tuscan.
- Wine #2: Piccini Chianti 2011 - The Uncomplicated Life.
- Wine #3: Tormaresca Neprica 2010 - A rich, chewy, fruity bomb of goodness.
- Wine #4: Vitiano Rosso 2010 - Cheap and Easy.
- Wine #5: Coltibuono Cetamura Chianti 2011 - The perfect Friday night pizza wine!
- Wine #6: Saladini Pilastri Rosso Piceno 2010 - Saving the best for last!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.