I-2 Italian Red Wine
Locations, Locations, Locations
This Ultra QPR wine delivers the goods… at a price that has us lining our own cellars with cases of the stuff!
We are absolutely in love with Dave Phinney’s new winery, Locations Wines. These wines from around the globe deliver incredible value, making them, in our opinion, wines worth stocking up on.
Today’s I-2 Itailian Red is a blend of Negroamaro and Nero d’Avola from the Southern region of Puglia.
Deeply fragrant and richly layered with compelling aromas. Spiced cherry leads the charge, with mixed berry compote, stewed plum, cassis, walnut plank, mixed spice, toasty oak, baker’s chocolate and, finally, freshly cracked pepper.
As delicious on the palate as the nose would suggest, this beautiful wine leads with flavors of cherry soaked cedar, blackberry jam, grilled blueberry, red currant, dusty strawberry, baker’s chocolate, toasty oak, sweet & savory spice and cracked pepper.
This wine is very highly recommended.
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
90 points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - “The Non-Vintage Locations I-2 Italian Red Wine (also all 2012 fruit, but it can’t be called that because of the blend) is composed of Nero D’Avola and Negroamaro from Puglia, Barbera from Piedmont, and a small percentage of Sangiovese from Tuscany. It receives vinification in large oak and spends ten months in barrel prior to bottling.
It displays more acidity than the French cuvee, along with notes of wild herbs, licorice, tomato skins, black olives, red and black currants, cherries, barbecue spice and burning embers. This serious, medium to full-bodied, tasty, distinctive wine can be consumed over the next several years.”
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - “Dave Phinney is one of the more creative young minds in all of the world’s winedom. He is doing things that are far beyond his modest age and deserves to be commended for the brilliant individuality/singularity of all of his efforts.
As of now, Dave Phinney might be my “value winemaker of the year” candidate. If there are better wines for under $20 a bottle in the world today, please share that information with the Wine Advocate.”
Inky dark maroon with a thick, opaque heart. At the edges, pure ruby.
Spiced cherry leads the charge, with mixed berry compote, stewed plum, cassis, walnut plank, mixed spice, toasty oak, baker’s chocolate and, finally, freshly cracked pepper.
Cherry soaked cedar, blackberry jam, grilled blueberry, red currant, dusty strawberry, baker’s chocolate, toasty oak, sweet & savory spice and cracked pepper.
Light and soft on the palate initially, then quickly grippy as plush, medium tannins race to spread dryness to the lips and cheeks.
Unmistakably, Italian Cuisine. Enjoy with a spinach lasagne, a simple spaghetti & meatballs, chicken parmesan or a grilled steak.
What the Winery Says
- Dave Phinney
- Red Wine
- Negroamaro and Nero d’Avola from the Southern region of Puglia
- Barbera from Piemonte in the North
- Sangiovese from Tuscany
- 10 months