- Tomaiolo Toscana Rosso 2010 Product #29841 (In Stock)
This rich, fleshy, super-Tuscan is both luxurious and a killer value! It's a blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot aged in used French oak. Lots going on aromatically, with a swirl of lavender, black cherry, currant, spice, and oak and even more on the palate where the dark fruit gains complexity from accents of licorice, chocolate and more spice. Black pepper and oak notes frame the firm, dark-fruited, finish, making this a great match for burgers, steak, or chops today and a fine candidate for further improvement in your cellar. This outperforms most $20 super-Tuscans in this style.
- Baracchi O'lillo Toscana 2013 Product #29314 (In Stock)
Fruit comes from three different vineyards: San Martino at 300 meters (where the winery is located), Gabbiano (closer to Montepulciano and excellent for Syrah and Cabernet), and Montanare (where Sangiovese and Merlot grow on hills fought over by Romans and Carthaginians during the Punic Wars). The grapes are hand harvested and given gentle fermentations in neutral oak vats before aging in tank and bottling early to preserve fresh fruit and vibrant acids.
As with the 92 point 2012 edition, this is once again a super-steal of a super-Tuscan red. Broad-shouldered and powerful, it pumps out black cherry, blackberry, and black plum fruit with generous does of warm spice and expensive leather. The dark fruit and spice fan out on the satisfying, long, finish.