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Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Villa Antinori 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2011 Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva is a new wine from recently acquired vineyards in San Sano, which lies in the province...
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Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - Love the complex aromas of raspberries, strawberries and minerals. Full body with fine, refined tannins with currant, blueberry and...
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Castello Di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - A fruity, delicious red with sliced-plum and lemon-rind character. Full body with light tannins and a flavorful finish. I like the...
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Colle Massari Lombrone 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2011 Montecucco Sangiovese Riserva Poggio Lombrone is laced with tobacco, leather, cedar, smoke and herbs, all with hints of...

2011 Sangiovese

The name of this grape, meaning 'blood of Jove' conjures up evocative images of long dead civilizations, and gives the Sangiovese varietal a sense of the holy, the sacred, the special. Indeed, this particular type of Italian grape has been cultivated and processed for thousands of years, and is said to be the original favorite grape varietal of the Romans, and the Etruscans before them. Throughout history, vintners have continued to plant this varietal, and they continue to produce wonderful wines to this day. The long bunches of very dark, round fruit are treasured by fine wineries in Italy and a few other places around the world, and when young, these grapes are lively – full of strawberry flavors and a little spiciness. However, it is when they are aged in oak that they take on some truly special flavors and aromas, as seen in some of the finest wines of the Old World.