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2006 Napa Valley AmerItal Red

by David on October 19, 2009

Sleek, silky and food friendly – what more do you need? But what the heck is it?Goosecross_BTL_AmerItal_2006

The “Ital” part is the grape varieties – in this case an unconventional, but delicious blend of Tuscany’s earthy Sangiovese and Piemonte’s fruit-driven Barbera. These low tannin, high acid varieties account for the above descriptors – the wine goes down easy!

The “Amer” part means we put our own Goosecross spin those venerable, ancient varieties. Geoff, our Winemaker, was feeling like kicking up his heels a little when he came up with this one, but when he’s right, he’s right! Medium bodied,  enjoy the ripe strawberry, black cherry, rich mocha and spice with those nice, earthy undertones.

AmerItal Red and food: Grilled Ahi, chicken, tri-tip – you name it! The high acidity makes this one easy-going partner for too many choices to mention. It has quite an affinity for red sauce, so keep it in mind on pasta or pizza night! It will stand up nicely to a wide range of cheeses, especially the medium hard to hard ones. Feel like some comfort food?  Colleen’s recipe for Italian Beef Brisket and a glass of AmerItal will warm you from the inside. Buon Appetito!

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