IldogeWine Blogging Wednesday is back today with one of its old-time participants, Andy of playing host. Andy is one of the founding fathers of wine blogging, and he’s challenged WBW participants in a whole new way this time ’round.

The wine itself this month is easy enough. We had only to choose something red from Italy.

Where the challenge comes in is the tasting note, where we’re only allowed to use 7 words.

In the spirit of the theme, I’m not going to go on and on with Carlo Massimiliano Gritti 2003 Il Doge’s background either. You can read that where I got it, Bottlenotes. No, I’m going to get right into my 7 words.

Earth, flowers entice. Thin, dirty cherries. Underwhelming. 

Thanks for hosting, Andy. You’re a tough editor.