Calabretta Vino Rosso "Cala Cala"
Year: Multi-Vintage (2005, 2008, 2009)
Editor's Note: I AM SO PISSED BECAUSE I ACCIDENTALLY DELETED THIS POST BECAUSE IN THE NEW SQUARESPACE EDITING YOU HAVE TO SAVE AND THEN GO INTO SETTINGS AND THEN SAVE-PUBLISH ASDKJASHDKJAHDSKA THIS IS WHAT I CAN REMEMBER OF WHAT I INITIALLY WROTE LAST NIGHT AND I AM SAD BECAUSE I REALLY, REALLY LIKED THIS POST. :(
This wine isn't from Rome, but I still thought it would be a good wine to break in my new Nino Rota vinyl. La Dolce Vita is so dreamy, dark and a little desperate. And as I stare out in the black abyss that is my front yard, I can't help but think that is exactly how I feel going into the new year-- dreamy, a little desperate, staring into a dark unknown. Oh, what I would do to have my days filled with press conferences and my nights spent frolicking in the Trevi Fountain. Or simply just being back on the Via Veneto. IL SOSPIRO.
As much as I want to say that the Cala Cala somehow relates to Roman cafe society, it doesn't at all.
The Cala Cala reminds me much more of Michael back in the homeland during The Godfather, Part One. You know, where he's hit by the lightening bolt that is Apollonia? Yeah this tastes like that. It's like BANG! I love it! And sure, Michael is loving Apollonia's tits or face or both but I'm like, LOVING this wine.
It's a dusty hillside stroll covered with wildflowers and some cow shit.
So, a pretty solid hillside in my personal opinion.
Tasting Notes: Coffee and cherries and that aforementioned cow shit on the nose. Super lively and bright in your mouth, but has a really meaty quality to it. It's an organic wine, so it's pretty funky and kinda sour. I wouldn't serve it to your Italian grandmother, she would be very confused, but definitely serve it to your friends who are up for a little chalky weirdness.
Ross Test: Great on the front, a bit rough on the back.
PS. I'M SORRY I DON'T REMEMBER MORE OF WHAT I WROTE THIS WAS INITIALLY SUCH A GOOD POST [weeps]