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Valdipiatta Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2010 375ml

Rated 90 - A dark, powerful wine, the 2010 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows off gorgeous definition and clarity, especially for such a big wine....
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Valdipiatta Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - A dark, voluptuous wine, the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano possesses notable breath and volume. An exotic array of red and black fruit,...
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Vignamaggio Chianti Classico Gherardino 2012 750ml

Rated 90 -Vignamaggio's 2012 Chianti Classico Gherardino is rich, enveloping and textured to the core. The inclusion of 20% of Merlot in the blend...
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Vignamaggio Chianti Classico Spaltenna 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - Though ripe, this red remains fresh and focused, offering cherry, plum, licorice and tar flavors. Smooth and balanced, presenting a...
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Vignamaggio Chianti Classico Terre Di Prenzano 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Fresh red fruits and rose with hints of meat, tar and leather on nose. Well-balanced with fresh tannins and toast and charcoal...
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Villa Di Capezzana Carmignano Trefiano 2007 750ml

Rated 91 - A ripe, generous red, with complex flavors evoking black cherry, plum, leather, licorice and tobacco. There's power here, with...

Sangiovese Tuscany

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.
The central Italian region of Tuscany is widely understood to be one of the world's most famous and highly regarded wine regions. The beautiful rolling hillsides and medieval towns and castles which are a key feature of the area are also home to many of Europe's finest wineries, and extremely high quality vineyards growing the distinctive Sangiovese and Vernaccia grape varietals which are the flavorful backbone of Tuscany's wonderful red and white wines. For almost three thousand years, this region has been recognized as an ideal home for wine production on a large scale, and the ancient Etruscans, Greeks and Romans all noticed that fine grape varietals flourished on the unique soils and under the hot sunshine which typifies the area. Today, Tuscany is home to a wide range of wines, from the traditional to the complex, but all dedicated to excellent flavors and aromas, and maintaining the region's international reputation.