kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits & lifestyle writer / wine educator

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A little "Fourplay" can be a good thing...

Opened up a bottle of 2003 Fourplay last night with dinner (polenta slices baked with vodka sauce and mozzarella cheese). The wine is a blend of four native Sicilian grapes: Frappato Nero 25%, Nerello Cappuccio 25%, Nebello Macalese 25%, Nero D'Avola 25%.

It definitely wasn't a very fruity wine--earthiness, cedar and oak were more apparent. It had decent acidity, but unfortunately also an alcohol-aftertaste/feel. A bit of chilling and decanting helped that, though.

The wine is available at WineStyles stores for around $15.