La Lecciaia Rosso di Montalcino
The hillside town of Montalcino has risen to become one of the most sought-after wine destinations of Tuscany in recent decades. The strain of the Sangiovese grape grown there is noted for producing powerful wines of intense depth and concentration, which are particularly long-lived. Flavors of dried wild strawberries and Bing cherries mingle with floral violet and mineral notes on the persistent finish. - 90pts Vinous Media, Antonio Galloni
Familia Dante Chianti Riserva
Riserva wines from any appellation in Italy denote extended oak aging. This wine from Tuscany’s famed Chianti region features moderate tannins and marked spice notes as a result of the extended oak aging. Wild cherry, strawberry, and raspberry fruit flavors are framed by moderate tannins and cigar box spice notes that come through on the finish.
Guad al Mare Maremma Toscana
Maremma is one of the up-and-coming regions of Tuscany, situated on the coast and generally showcasing varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah, giving rise to some of the modern “classics” of the Super Tuscan pantheon. This blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon features dark and lush fruit flavors of black plum, blackberry, and baked black cherry with a richness that is well-suited to roasted meats and cozy evenings beside the fireplace.
Masseria Parione Nero d’Avola
Nero d’Avola is the signature red grape of the island of Sicily. Plump cherry and blackberry fruit flavors get accented with notes of vanilla and baking spices. This wine is a great match for pizza and hearty pasta dishes.
Bricco al Sole Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
The Montepulciano grapes of the southern region of Abruzzo benefit from a long and sunny growing season, yielding grapes that have abundant and ripe cherry and raspberry flavors with just a hint of dried herbs and pepper on the smooth finish. Organically-grown grapes and smooth tannins make this a great crowd-pleaser, able to pair with grilled pork roast, vegetable-stuffed Cornish game hen, or Eggplant Parmesan.
Villa Sopita Sangiovese
The quintessential pasta wine, this Sangiovese displays flavors of tart cranberry and cherry with a healthy dash of spice and earthiness.