2011 San Lorenzo Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, $11

My experience with the 2011 Cantina Zaccagnini Riserva Montepulciano d'Abruzzo tempered my expectations.  I thought this might be the last time I drink this varietal.

I purchased on a whim during one of my wine buying binges.

After decanting for short period of time the San Lorenzo still tasted somewhat heavy handed on the tannins, but mellowed out nicely after about an hour, and continued to improve throughout the night.

The Montepulciano wine grape in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy is clearly not one of my favorites but would drink again.

Paired very well with Ginny's Mom's go to meatball dish with vinaigrette salad. 

sipped: 3-/6 (very good)

paired: 3/6 (very good)