#10 2021 Sella Antica “Rosso” RED BLEND
4 and 6 bottle levels $21 (member price $18)
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, other varieties 14.0% ABV
This is the 1st wine club selection I can remember that doesn’t include the appellation in the title line. I want you to decide yea or nay based on the description, not the appellation. This is a smooth rich wine that Paso Robles red blend drinkers would like. Technical details are sparse, but it tastes like some of the wine sees neutral oak and the rest stainless steel. Blackberry, black plum, blueberry, dark chocolate, vanilla. Stella Antica translates to Ancient Saddle, a tribute to the butteri, who are real life cowboys from Italy. The wine is from Maremma, in Tuscany, between Morellinoi di Scansano and Bolgheri. Antonio Sanguineti Morellino di Scansano (wine #8) tastes Italian. Sella Antica tastes like California. This is the February burger wine.
Food Pairing Suggestions:
Pair this seductive blend with slow cooked lamb with tomato ragu, barbecue pork belly with wild herbs, pork stew, saucy ribs, spice rubbed roasted leg of lamb with roasted Brussels sprouts, blackened filet smothered with blue cheese and onions, bacon-wrapped pork, beef Strogonoff, or braised short ribs with zinfandel jus over creamy polenta. For a decadent after dinner treat try a glass with warm dark chocolate lava cake, truffles or all by itself! Or kick back with a plateful of charcuterie and strong flavored cheeses like Dry Sonoma Jack, Glouchester, smoked Gouda and Roncal.