2005 Amaicha Bonarda

Price: $1.99 @ Trader Joe’s imported by Goldschmidt Vineyards

What They Said:

Per Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer from October of 2006; “Amaicha wines are named after a small village in the northern Argentinean province of Tucuman. “The indigenous people of this town have a special reverence for what they call Pachamama, or Mother Earth, and they celebrate their admiration for the earth’s goodness with both festivals and a way of life that respects the elements around them – Earth, Moon, Sun & Water. That respect extends to the cultivation of the grapes that are used to create Amaicha wines.”

Amaicha Bonarda “is a red wine that originates in Italy, but is actually the most widely grown grape in Argentina. It produces a lush, medium-bodied wine with ripe plum and blackberry flavors. This one’s terrific for cocktails and equally appropriate for serving with pasta or even meatloaf.”

What I Think:

Ah, the perfect use for this Bonarda. This is the wine to choose with pasta on the menu. As that was my intention this evening I did just that. Many people tend to say if you wouldn’t drink it don’t cook with it. While I tend to agree with that my $20 bottle of wine isn’t going in the sauce. With this around it is possible to make purists and my wallet happy. And if you don’t happen to have that $20 bottle around this will serve quite well as the primary wine to accompany the dish…

Rating: Buy It

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3 thoughts on “2005 Amaicha Bonarda

  1. Great pizza companion as well…strong yet smooth easy drinking wine with no acidity. Will definitely try with a pasta dish next time!

  2. I’ve gone through about 20 bottles of this to date. still yet to disappoint…what more can you ask for at this price point…

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