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Friday FourPack: Is it really Spring?

March 29th, 2014 - New Wines

Well, it’ Friday and that must mean a new four pack. The only catch is… no holidays to tie in this week, and has Spring really sprung…? How about those Sox? Pats? B’s? C’s? This proves what we have been saying all along: there really is no reason needed to enjoy a glass of your favorite grape with your favorite people. And while we’re waiting for the crocus to bloom and the mercury to rise, let’s enjoy buon cibo, buon vino e` buon amici – good food, good wine and good friends. Salut!

2012 Falanghina Di San Gregorio, Campania Italy $17
Made from 100% Falanghina grapes, this elegant white comes from the Campania region of Italy. With intense aromas of apple, banana and pineapple and hints of white flowers. This is a great spring –summer sipper, perfect as an aperitif and with seafood, pasta or sushi.

2012 Domaine Des Terrisses, Languedoc France $12
Terrisses is a blend of the fine, dry and floral Loin de I’oeil grape with the powerful Mauzac grape. A small amount of Sauvignon Blanc brings freshness and youthful aromas. This blend produces a refreshing wine, supple, round with intense and lingering fruit aromas. Enjoy it with appetizers, salads, and citrus-based seafood and poultry dishes or on its own.

2008 Assadet Menetou-Salon, Loire Valley, France $17
The history of Domaine Alain Assadet dates back to Alain’s grandfather, who at the time owned 4 hectares of vineyards. Today, Alain owns 11 hectares, planted on limestone and clay, in the towns of Menetou-Salon and Paray. This Pinot Noir shows a pretty berrylike character and is both intense and complex. It’s a fat, well balanced wine, with very well structured tannins.

2011 Rubrato Dei Feudi Di San Gregorio, Camoania Italy $19
A 100% Aglianico with intense aromas of strawberries, notes of red cherries and spice. Best enjoyed with red or white meats, pastas and hard cheese.

Regular Price: $65

Friday Four Pack: $52


Friday FourPack: Let’s Celebrate Spring!

March 21st, 2014 - New Wines

Believe it or not it is official: Spring is here! After the long and cold winter that we had, our Friday Four Pack of wines celebrates the upcoming warm days of Spring and Summer.

2012 Villa Gemma Rose of Montepulciano, Abruzzo, Italy $15
Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo Villa Gemma shows intense nose with hints of cherry, strawberry and raspberry followed by aromas of blueberry, peach and plum. On the palate this rose` is crisp and refreshing, balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors and pleasing roundness.

2011 Viu Manent Grand Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley, Chile $13
The grapes for this wine come primarily our vineyards at the San Carlos estate near Cunaco in the Colchagua Valley. The blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon are more than 100 years old. With ruby-red color and some violet tints, this wine offers an elegant nose with standout red fruit, cherries, black currant, subtler spice notes, leather and blonde tobacco. On the palate, it displays tremendous structure, balance, liveliness, and lush acidity. Medium bodied, with ripe tannins and a pleasingly deep and persistent finish.

2012 Sardus Pater Terre Fenicie, Vermentino di Sardegna $16
The Sardus Pater wine growing cooperative is located on the historical island of St. Antioco on the west side of the island of Sardinia. Founded in 1949, Sardus Pater specializes in the production of the DOC Carignano, as well as Cannonau and Vermentino. Their 100% unoaked Vermentino is a great spring white with flavors of acacia honey and florals are balanced by vibrant acidity and a touch of dryness. The finish is long, with the notes of honey and pleasant dry almonds lingering on the palate.

2011 Sardus Pater Foras, Cannonau di Sardegna $17
With an intense ruby red color, this wine smells of ripe red fruit, black peppercorn and sweet spices. With full body and a good balance, light tannins and a pleasant sweet and savory note. Fairly long finish.

Regular Price (all 4 bottles) $61

Four Pack Price $48


Friday FourPack: March 7, 2014

March 6th, 2014 - New Wines

Festa della Donna, women’s day festival, is celebrated March 8 all over Italy as well it has become an international holiday. On this day, men bring flowers, usually yellow Mimosa, to the women in their lives. Why not celebrate this beautiful holiday with flowers for the woman you love and a four pack of wine for both of you, your friends and family?

2012 I Greco Savu Rosato- Gaglioppo, Calabria $19
The Greco family are traditionally olive oil producers, making oil from hundreds of hectares of (now certified organic) olive fields in the heart of the production of Cirò wine. Today, the estate is run by no less than seven brothers. The boys have continued the oil tradition but are also now carving quite a large name for themselves as producers of high quality Calabrian wines. Made from 100% Gaglioppo grape, this complex rose` has intense aromas of roses and strawberries with pleasant acidity and dried spices and peaches on the finish.

2012 Rivera Preludo #1-Chardonnay, Apulia $13
This was the first Chardonnay produced in Apulia, and perhaps in all of southern Italy. It testifies to Rivera’s long, patient experimentation and efforts to transplant Chardonnay to the new terroir of the Castel del Monte area, carried out in the 1980s. The wine matures on the fine lees for 3-4 months to develop complexity and aromatic richness, and undergoes complete malolactic fermentation. Aromas of pear and peach blossom, clean and refreshing on the palate, with generous fruit, concluding with a lingering, rich finish.

2012 Carletto Ricco Rosso- red blend, Marche $10
Ricco Rosso is a blend of red grapes produced in the Marche Region in central Italy. The name “Ricco” (Rich) refers to the rich blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This wine has intense bouquet of ripe cherry fruit from the Sangiovese, with soft tannins from the Merlot, and the structure from the Cabernet Sauvignon. A delicious accompaniment to pizza, hard cheeses, and pasta with tomato sauce.

2012 Mt. Beautiful-Pinot Noir, New Zealand $23
Mt. Beautiful Wines from North Canterbury reflects the passion for New Zealand of owner David Teece and his wife Leigh. By producing elegant, certified-sustainable, estate-grown wines, the winemaker has found a way to express the climate and the richness of the land. This Pinot Noir begins with flavors of black cherries and violets while showcasing an elegantly expressive palate of ripe bramble fruit and subtle tannins. Enjoy best with duck, lamb or hard cheeses.

Salute, e` Buon Festa della Donna!

Regular Price (all 4 bottles): $65

Four Pack Price: $49


Friday FourPack: Is It Spring Yet!?

February 21st, 2014 - New Wines

This winter has definitely been a cold and snowy one. With hopes of springtime right around the corner, Panzano has put together a Friday Four Pack that will help you survive what is left of the winter season!

2011 Pala, “i Fiori” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC, Sardinia $16
The Pala family has been making wine on their family’s estate in the southern town of Serdiana since early 1950. Five years later, Salvatore Pala, the family patriarch, passed the winemaking torch on to his son Mario and, with the help of family friend and famous Sardinian vintner Ercole Iannone, the Pala estate has dedicated itself to producing wine of superior quality. “I Fiori”, named after the wildflowers growing throughout the vineyard, is a wine made from hand-harvested grapes, soft-pressed, and fermented in stainless steel vats. Its simple beauty is driven by a vibrant minerality and nose of floral and herbal aromas with notes of thyme and white balsamic. With a backbone of acidity and crisp flavors of lemon zest and hazelnuts, this bottle is a perfect match to any seafood dish that comes its way.

2012 Villa Gemma, Bianco d’Abruzzo delle Colline Teatine IGT, Abruzzi $15
Located in the village of San Martino, Villa Gemma is a smaller estate of Azienda Agricola Masciarelli. With vines growing well into their fourth decade, Villa Gemma uses a blend of both traditional and modern technology to craft this beautiful bottle of white wine. Made mostly with Trebbiano grapes, but blended with the rounder flavors of Pecorino and the brighter acidity of Cococciola, this graceful and vibrant wine presents peaches, mint, herbs, and flowers on the nose.

2009 Coppo, ‘Camp du Rouss’ Barbera d’Asti, Piedmont $26
The history of the Coppo family is intertwined with that of the village of Canelli, nestled in the hills of Piedmont in the heart of the homeland of Moscato. Founded by family patriarch Piero at the turn of the 19th century, the Coppo estate orignally produced sweet, sparkling wines made from Moscato. Since then, they have expanded their vineyards and now produce several different styles in a traditional Italian manner. ‘Camp du Rouss’ is a red wine made from Barbera grapes matured in oak barriques with a nose of dark red fruit, spice, and leather. The wine itself is centered around a strong core of ripe berries laced with clove and white pepper, making it a match for grilled meats, roasted root vegetables, and pungent cheeses.

2011 Valori, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC, Abruzzi $14
Hugging a steep hillside overlooking the village of Sant’ Omero, Luigi Valori’s vineyards sit just six miles from the ocean where he has been making beautiful vino since 1996. Montepulciano is the second most grown red grape in the world, and Luigi, a national soccer player turned winemaker, uses these grapes to craft an intense wine with a good length and depth of character. With blackberry, cherry, and violet notes on the nose and a smooth, tobacco finish and dark fruit flavors in the glass, this wine is a fantastic expression of a traditional Italian style.

Saluti!

Normal Price (all four bottles): $71

FourPack Price: $57


Friday FourPack: Festa di San Valentino

February 17th, 2014 - New Wines, Weekend Wine Tasting

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our Panzano customers… and never fear if you’re still looking for those perfect wines for the perfect evening with your loved one, this week’s Friday Four Pack is just for that!

2012 Tenuta Argentiera, ‘Poggio ai Ginepri’ Toscana Bianco IGT $17
A blend of Viognier, Vermentino, and Sauvignon Blanc grapes, Argentiera’s ‘Poggio ai Ginepri’ Bianco possesses a vibrant and racy bouquet of pear, banana, and apricot tinged with sea salt. This wine has a immediately strong presence from the first sip to the last, with soft tropical flavors, fresh lavender and white blossoms, and hints of dried sage, creating an all around pleasant and balanced white wine.

2012 Casale del Giglio, ‘Satrico’ Lazio Bianco IGT, Lazio $12
Without a doubt one of Lazio’s most famous wineries, Casale del Giglio can be found on every shelf and every wine list throughout the city of Rome. In fact, so much is the popularity of this producer’s wines that only two percent of each year’s harvest ever makes it out of Lazio, let alone across international borders. A refreshing blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Trebbiano Giallo, ‘Satrico’ presents wonderful notes of white fruit and freshly-mown grass on the nose and on the palate, with a unique mouthfeel that is both clean and bright as well as soft and generous.

2011 Tormaresca, ‘NePriCa’ Puglia Rosso IGT, Puglia $13
Tormaresca opened its doors in the early weeks of 1998 and has been leading the way in the reimagining of Puglia’s wine culture. Centered around a beautifully restored, ancient fortified tower on the Adriatic coast and framed by the distant peak of Monte Vulture, Italy’s most famous volcano after Vesuvius and Etna, Tormaresca – or ‘tower by the sea’ – continues to craft wines based on both tradition and innovation. A soft and sapid red wine, NePriCa is an anagram for the three grapes blended to make this wine – Negroamaro, Primitivo, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for eight months in steel and four months in bottle, NePriCa’s nose is filled with notes of red fruit, black cherry, and dried violet petals. A balanced acidity and smooth, light tannins make this a bottle that is both agreeable and remarkable.

2012 Tenuta Ibidini, Nero d’Avola Sicilia Rosso IGT, Sicily $11
The people of Bidini, Sicily are no strangers to winemaking as their Greek ancestors brought vines with them nearly 2000 years ago. Gaetana Jacono, owner of Valle dell’ Acate, is a sixth generation winemaker who has been producing wines from her family’s estate for about two decades. The Sicilia Rosso from Case Ibidini, Valle dell’ Acate’s smaller sister project, possesses a deep ruby color, soft tannins, and a velvety finish. A wonderfully aromatic wine with scents of dark red fruit, clove, cedar, and sandalwood, this vino is best with antipasti, charcuterie, grilled meats, and even roasted vegetables.

Salute!

Regular Price (all four bottles): $53

Friday Four Pack Price: $42


Friday FourPack: Something for the Lovebirds!

February 7th, 2014 - New Wines

Although here in the States, Valentine’s Day is usually a day reserved for dining out at a great restaurant. But if you gentlemen are feeling a little courageous and are attempting to cook your loved one a homemade meal, Panzano is here for you with these four bottles!

2012 Villa Gemma, Bianco d’Abruzzo delle Colline Teatine IGT, Abruzzi $15
Located in the village of San Martino, Villa Gemma is a smaller estate of Azienda Agricola Masciarelli. with vines growing well into their fourth decade, Villa Gemma uses a blend of both traditional and modern technology to craft this beautiful bottle of white wine. Made mostly with Trebbiano grapes, but blended with the rounder flavors of Pecorino and the brighter acidity of Cococciola, this graceful and vibrant wine presents peaches, mint, herbs, and flowers on its nose and palate.

2011 Luigi Valori, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC, Abruzzi $10
Hugging a steep hillside overlooking the village of Sant’Omero, Luigi Valori’s vineyards sit just six miles from the ocean where he has been making beautiful wines since 1996. Known as Ugni Blanc to the rest of the wine world, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo is technically the second most-grown white varietal on the planet. Luigi uses these vines to craft a fresh and intense wine with aromas of lemon, pear, and grass. Its palate is clean and soft with flavors of fresh citrus, green apple, and peach, a perfect expression of what the Abruzzi soil and a dedicated winemaker can do with the Trebbiano grape.

2009 La Maialina, “Gertrude” Rosso Toscana IGT, Tuscany $12
Currently a “can’t live without” bottle amongst our staff, our restaurant’s servers, and our loyal customers, La Maialina, or little pig, is a charming full-bodied red with ample notes of rich dark fruits balanced with leather and spice. This bottle is instantly enjoyable and “Gertrude” will surely earn her way into your hearts as she has ours.

2007 Casa Vinicola Pietro Nera, Rosso di Valtellina DOC $14
An easy-drinking, dry red wine made from three grapes – Chiavennasca (a.k.a Nebbiolo), Rossola, and Pignola – that have been hand-harvested and matured in oak for a brief six months, Nera’s Rosso di Valtellina has a delicate bouquet of dried rose petals, under ripe cherries, and alpine wildflowers. Its palate is clean and smooth, unraveling into a soft core of cherry fruit and a dry, elegant finish reminiscent of fresh mountain herbs.

Saluti!

Regular Price (all 4 bottles): $51

Four Pack Price: $40


Friday FourPack: To Warmer Days!

January 31st, 2014 - New Wines

With most of the cold behind us, hopefully, it is time to start looking forward to the warmer days that lie ahead. This week’s Friday Four Pack is a selection of four bottles geared toward this transitional period between Winter and Spring!

2011 Tenuta Argentiera, ‘Poggio ai Ginepri’ Toscana Bianco IGT $20
A blend of Viognier, Vermentino, and Sauvignon Blanc grapes, Argentiera’s ‘Poggio ai Ginepri’ Bianco possesses a vibrant and racy bouquet of pear, banana, and apricot tinged with sea salt. This wine has a immediately strong presence from the first sip to the last, with soft tropical flavors, fresh lavender and white blossoms, and hints of dried sage, creating an all around pleasant and balanced white wine.

2011 Luigi Valori, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC, Abruzzi $10
Hugging a steep hillside overlooking the village of Sant’Omero, Luigi Valori’s vineyards sit just six miles from the ocean where he has been making beautiful wines since 1996. Known as Ugni Blanc to the rest of the wine world, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo is technically the second most-grown white varietal on the planet. Luigi uses these vines to craft a fresh and intense wine with aromas of lemon, pear, and grass. Its palate is clean and soft with flavors of fresh citrus, green apple, and peach, a perfect expression of what the Abruzzi soil and a dedicated winemaker can do with the Trebbiano grape.

2007 Casa Vinicola Pietro Nera, Rosso di Valtellina DOC $14
An easy-drinking, dry red wine made from three grapes – Chiavennasca (a.k.a Nebbiolo), Rossola, and Pignola – that have been hand-harvested and matured in oak for a brief six months, Nera’s Rosso di Valtellina has a delicate bouquet of dried rose petals, under ripe cherries, and alpine wildflowers. Its palate is clean and smooth, unraveling into a soft core of cherry fruit and a dry, elegant finish reminiscent of fresh mountain herbs.

2011 Sada, Integolo Toscana Rosso IGT, Tuscany $17
In the hills of Castello Marittimo overlooking the sea, Davide Sada, his wife, the Countess Cristiana Durini di Monza, and their family have dedicated themselves to producing wine that is an expression Tuscany. This is a charming red that has a vibrant cranberry color and a bouquet of summer berries, complex flavors of smoke, dried cherries, and white pepper, creating a wine ideal for everyday drinking.

Saluti!

Regular Price (all 4 bottles): $61

Friday Four Pack Price: $48


Friday FourPack: Festa di San Antonio Abate

January 16th, 2014 - New Wines

Every year at this time, the Festival of Saint Antonio Abate is celebrated throughout the regions of Abruzzi, Sardinia, Tuscany, and Lazio with the lighting of huge bonfires that burn all night, accompanied by music, dancing, and of course, wine aplenty. In honor of this famous holiday, this week’s Friday Four Pack is collection of some of most popular wines from these four regions of Italy!

2012 Pala, ‘i Fiori’ Vermentino di Sardegna DOC, Sardinia $16
The Pala family has been making wine on their family’s estate in the southern Sicilian town of Serdiana since the early 1950s. ‘I Fiori’, meaning flowers after the wildflowers growing throughout the vineyard, is a wine made from hand-harvested Vermentino grapes, soft-pressed, and fermented in stainless steel vats. Its simple beauty is driven by a vibrant minerality and a nose of floral and herbal aromas with notes of thyme and white balsamic. With a backbone of acidity and crisp flavors of lemon zest and hazelnuts, this bottle is the perfect match to any seafood dish that comes its way.

2012 Casale del Giglio, ‘Satrico’ Lazio Bianco IGT, Lazio $12
Without a doubt one of Lazio’s most famous wineries, Casale del Giglio can be found on every shelf and every wine list throughout the city of Rome. In fact, so much is the popularity of this producer’s wines that only two percent of each year’s harvest ever makes it out of Lazio, let alone across international borders. A refreshing blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Trebbiano Giallo, ‘Satrico’ presents wonderful notes of white fruit and freshly-mown grass on the nose and on the palate, with a unique mouthfeel that is both clean and bright as well as soft and generous.

2011 Luigi Valori, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC, Abruzzi $10
Hugging a steep hillside overlooking the village of Sant’Omero, Luigi Valori’s vineyards sit just six miles from the ocean where he has been making beautiful wines since 1996. Known as Ugni Blanc to the rest of the wine world, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo is technically the second most-grown white varietal on the planet. Luigi uses these vines to craft a fresh and intense wine with aromas of lemon, pear, and grass. Its palate is clean and soft with flavors of fresh citrus, green apple, and peach, a perfect expression of what the Abruzzi soil and a dedicated winemaker can do with the Trebbiano grape.

2011 Davide Sada, ‘Integolo’ Toscana Rosso IGT, Tuscany $17
In the hills of Castello Marittimo overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, Davide Sada, his wife, the Countess Cristiana Durini di Monza, and their family have dedicated themselves to producing wines that are an expression of the terroir and culture of Tuscany’s coastline. ‘Integolo’ is a unique blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Montepulciano grapes, all meticulously hand-selected by Davide and his son, Alfonso. Aromas and flavors of summer berries, smoked cedar, dried cranberries, and white pepper can be found in every bottle, making this a wine ideal for everyday drinking.

Salute!

Regular Price (all four bottles): $55

Friday Four Pack Price: $43


Friday FourPack: 4 The New Year

December 27th, 2013 - New Wines

Well everyone, 2014 is finally here, so this week’s Friday Four Pack is a collection of four bottles that will cover all the bases, from holiday parties to holiday leftovers!

2011 Luigi Valori, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC, Abruzzi $10
Hugging a steep hillside overlooking the village of Sant’ Omero, Luigi Valori’s vineyards sit just six miles from the ocean where he has been making beautiful vino since 1996. Known as Ugni Blanc in France, Trebbiano is the second most grown white grape in the world, and Luigi uses these grapes to craft a fresh and intense wine with a good length and bright acidity. With lemon, pear, and grass notes on the nose and a crisp, clean palate of citrus, green apple, and peach, this wine is a fantastic expression of what Abruzzi soil and the care of a winemaker can do with the Trebbiano grape.

2011 Pala, “i Fiori” Vermentino di Sardegna DOC $16
The Pala family has been making wine on their family’s estate in the southern town of Serdiana since early 1950. Five years later, Salvatore Pala, the family patriarch, passed the winemaking torch on to his son Mario and, with the help of family friend and famous Sardinian vintner Ercole Iannone, the Pala estate has dedicated itself to producing wine of superior quality. “I Fiori”, named after the wildflowers growing throughout the vineyard, is a wine made from hand-harvested grapes, soft-pressed, and fermented in stainless steel vats. Its simple beauty is driven by a vibrant minerality and nose of floral and herbal aromas with notes of thyme and white balsamic. With a backbone of acidity and crisp flavors of lemon zest and hazelnuts, this bottle is a perfect match to any seafood dish that comes its way.

2011 Azienda Agricola Martilde, Bonarda Oltrepo Pavese DOC, Lombardy $14
On the banks of the Po River just south of the ancient city of Pavia sits the Oltrepo Pavese, a wine region of southern Lombardy where valleys and hills give way to the towering Appennini, the mountain range that is the spine of the Italian peninsula. It is here that Raimondo Lombardi and Antonella Tacci settled in 1991, after leaving the everyday hectic life of Milan behind them; and Azienda Agricola Martilde was born. Also known as Croatina, Bonarda is a grape grown throughout Lombardy, and this particular expression is the essence of Autumn in bottled form. With rich, dark fruit flavors laced with warm spices of nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves, this lighter style red is perfect with winter food.

2008 Domodimonti, ‘Picens’ Marche Rosso IGT, Marche $20
In 2003, Francesco Bellini and his wife Marisa were given the opportunity to purchase a vineyard in the picturesque countryside surrounding the village of Montefiore dell’Aso. A supple and forgiving Marche Rosso made from a blend of four grapes – Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon – matured for six months in French barriques and another half year in bottle. Expressive aromas of blackberries and currants waft from the glass, complemented superbly by an ample, elegant body and a lingering smooth tannin reminiscent of suede. This wine will really shine alongside a grilled tuna steak or roasted pork loin.

Regular Price (all four bottles): $60

Friday Four Pack Price: $45


Friday FourPack: Winter Warmers

December 13th, 2013 - New Wines

With Winter in full swing, this Friday’s Four Pack is a selection of our staff’s favorite winter wines to warm you up!

2011 Valori, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC, Abruzzi $10
Hugging a steep hillside overlooking the village of Sant’ Omero, Luigi Valori’s vineyards sit just six miles from the ocean where he has been making beautiful vino since 1996. Known as Ugni Blanc in France, Trebbiano is the second most grown white grape in the world, and Luigi uses these grapes to craft a fresh and intense wine with a good length and bright acidity. With lemon, pear, and grass notes on the nose and a crisp, clean palate of citrus, green apple, and peach, this wine is a fantastic expression of what Abruzzi soil and the care of a winemaker can do with the Trebbiano grape.

2010 Martilde, Barbera dell’Oltrepo Pavese DOC, Lombardy $14
Nestled in the Po River Valley south of the ancient Lombardi city of Pavia sits the village of Rovascala, home to Azienda Agricola Martilde, a combined effort of husband and wife team Antonella Tacci and Raimondo Lombardi. This bottle is a staff and customer favorite here at Panzano, with its mouthwatering acidity, balanced alcohol, dark red berry flavors, and hints of Autumn spice.

2010 Aurelio Settimo, Dolcetto d’Alba DOC $16
Aurelio’s Dolcetto d’Alba is a wine of intense character and class, with a color like that of a ruby and a bouquet that is unforgettable in its sweet freshness and tart aroma. This wine has a soft, generous palate of sour cherry, ripe redcurrant, and refreshing eucalyptus, a mouthwatering acid, and a finish of sweet licorice and bitter dark cocoa. This is a wine that is best when accompanied with braised Osso Buco, cured meats, or aged cheeses.

2011 Poderi e Sanguineto, Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, Tuscany $19
There are no documents detailing the history of Poderi e Sanguineto, but local legend, sometimes the best one can hope for in a land as ancient as Italy, states that the vineyards here were once the site of some of the bloodiest battles between the Romans and the Etruscans. Over many centuries of warfare, and some of storytelling, the land eventually took on the name Sanguineto from the Italian word for blood – sangue. From her vineyards and winery in the village of Montepulciano, Dora Forsoni crafts a magnificent red wine blended from Prugnolo Gentile (the local version of Sangiovese), Canaiolo Nero, and Mammolo. With a persistent finish and dusty tannin, this wine explodes with notes of bright cherry surrounded on all sides by the heat of alcohol. Extremely pleasant with hints of violet, cedar, wildflowers, and dried Mediterranean herbs, this bottle is best alongside roasted meats.

Regular Price (all four bottles): $59

Friday Four Pack Price: $44


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