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Urlo (Scream) 2013 Wine Review

Urlo (Scream) 2013

Urlo (Scream) 2013

Delle Venezie IGT, Italy

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 13

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Urlo

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

This full-bodied Italian red wine is a blend of Syrah 25%, Cabernet 25%, Merlot 25%, Sangiovese 15%, Alicante 5%, and Petit Verdot 5% grapes. Each varietal was fermented separately, with temperatures and maceration carefully managed to provide distinct, fruity aromas and vibrant color. After blending, the wine was aged for 6 months in small French oak barriques. The colour is a deep ruby red hue with purple tints. Aromas of black cherry, vanilla spice, blackberry and smoke. A long and persistent finish with polished tannins. Pair with a rare steak.

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This Urlo (Scream) 2013 was reviewed on December 3, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Wineboy rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

I seem to always love Italian Syrah whenever I encounter it. Lovely berry fruit with almost overripe aromatic characteristics showing. Big and rich style with a touch of warmth on the palate. The ample fruit gives you the impression of sweetness without the residual sugar. Pepper and oak flavours finish off this wine beautifully.
Kimberly Inksater - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Delicious aromas of black pepper, dark fruit, dried herbs (oregano, mint), and chocolate. Rich flavours of dark dried fruit and chocolate; integrated but still-apparent tannins; and a dry mouthfeel. This red blend would complement a steak or roast of beef or lamb for great value.This big red may lead to a sudden outburst, as the name warns.
Lynn Van Der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This Italian Syrah/Cab Sauv blend really packs a punch! Aromas of tobacco, cured meats, licorice, and black pepper carry through with a persistent peppery finish. Enjoy now, or lay this one down for a few more years.
Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Spicy aromas of blackberry, cloves, cinnamon, blueberry and smoke. The taste is rich, with a silky mouth-feel and some grippy, but rounded tannins. This ill be a great wine with heartier Italian dishes.
Steven rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Earthy, smoky, and spice tones, with blueberry flavours. Nice acidity and tannins round it out.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Aromas include ripe dark fruit, leather and spice with a hint of chocolate. Medium to full body and soft tannin. Lots of pepper on the finish. Great for steak.
Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Medium ruby, dried red fruit, dusty, plummy, cherry and dried herbs. Medium bodied, elegant, savory, dried red fruit, light baking spice, faint vanilla and toasty notes - nicely balanced. Fine tannins on the finish. Would have loved more concentration on this. Herb crusted roast would work here as well as pizza. Solid wine. 89+
Tasted November 2015
Bill Wright Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Smoky, earthy and dark fruit. Full bodied. Medium tart finish with lots of spice.
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015
Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Aromas of smoke, earth, and blueberry with some baking spice on the palate. Would pair well with pasta with tomato sauce or pizza with meaty toppings.
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

This wine is deep ruby red and 13.5% ABV. This wine will appeal to the wine lover of slightly bitter black currant and tart blackberry flavour profile. Pairs well with coffee rubbed pork tenderloin. Enjoy 2015-2018.
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Interesting IGT blend from Tuscany...... Clean moderate aromas of black fruit, smoke and a strong mint/licorice note. Palate is off dry with high acidity, moderate tannins, satin mouthfeel and a long blackcurrant licorice finish.... the alcohol could have used bit more integration. You can definitely enjoy this medium bodied wine now but it has a good potential for aging well into 2020.
Emilie Ryan rated this wine as 70/100 with the following review:

Aptly named…

Appearance: Dark red
Nose: Medicinal herbs, earth.
Taste: An explosion of herbs and earth with some alcohol. Very forward in taste, with very little in the back. Definitely needs food, something strong like meat.
Finish: alcohol and herbs.
Overall impression: well named wine. The taste was very forward, not much in the back. Maybe just too young or not long enough in barrel?

Value: 1 out of 5

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