Anthony Vietri is one of the most talented winemakers not just on the east coast, but I would dare say the US. Tucked into his little corner of the world, he just grows Italian varietals and makes small batches of incredibly good wine.
So her was essentially a rose-styled red, a rosato, if you will. And it was eight years old at that. It had lush cherry, ripe and deep, with floral hints as well as red cassis and raspberry, but all grounded and layered with light touches of wood and smoke. An incredibly complex and layered wine, with hints of cranberry as well. Lovely fruit and acidity. Smooth and easy drinking. Absolutely fantastic!
But the real thing was this - four wine makers in a room all agreed...the best wine on the table among some very, very good wines. Now that's a REAL compliment!
Great job Anthony!