2005 CASAMATTA TOSCANA ITALIAN WHITE WINE
Sunday, 5/6, Little Rock, AR
After a couple of long days in the sun, two days worth of soccer and one day worth of baseball, I settled down and uncorked the 2005 Casmatta Italian White, which is a blend of 50%Chardonnay/40% Sauvignon Blanc/10% Trebbiano. Now for you sharp-eyed readers who have already noticed that the label says 2004, I just wanted to tell you that I did indeed have the 2005 but was unable to locate an 05 label on-line for download. I found this 04 label and the only difference is the year. Same coloring, same design. On with the review!
I poured this and was greeted by a light yellow-golden color in the stem. On the nose I picked up vanilla and fig, both very balanced. Upon tasting my mouth was filled with citrus, melon and apples. Very balanced acidity made for a nice, clean finish. As I said yesterday, this wine is new to the Little Rock market and I'm glad the newest distributor in town had enough foresight to take a chance on it. I easily gave this one 4 Corkscrews based on the taste with decent value at $11.99/bottle but not a steal by any means. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Wine!