Taurino Notarpanaro 1997

Red Blends from Southern Italy, Italy

$17.99 $16.99
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Item No. 54483
  • red wine
  • RP90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1994
  • RP87

Winemaker's Notes

Wow, its hard to find wine that combines so many rich, exhuberant flavors with such great value. This wine will blow away most Cabernets and Merlots in its price range. From vines planted over 30 years ago with traditional Italian varieties (Negroamaro and Malvasia), this darkly colored wine has a very elegant bouquet of tobacco and licorice. On the palate, the wine is rich and full bodied with notes of ripened red berries, anise and licorice. Recommended with roasted lamb and smoked cheese.

"...exhibits a distinctive earthy nose of creosote, scorched earth, pepper, spice, black cherries and licorice...with abundant glycerin, power and richness..."
-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, World's Greatest Wine Values

Learn About Taurino

Puglia is in the heel of Italy's boot. It is here that Cosimo Taurino has established himself as a producer of quality wines for great value. Since 1981 when Taurino's wines were first introduced into the US market, he has led the vanguard of Puglian producers determined to focus on producing fine wines from their own region. Until that time, this region which produces only...

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Learn About Southern Italy

Abruzzi, Puglia, & Campania Abruzzi Kind of central, kind of southern, this region is best known for it's wine, Montapulciano d'Abruzzi - this wine is made from the Montelpulciano grape, unlike Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano, made with a Sangiovese clone in the region of Montelpuliciano. The Montelpulciano grape is happiest here in Abruzzi and the wine is rustic, yet soft...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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