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CLASSIC ITALIAN WINES

May 11, 2017

Thursday’s tasting opens the week in high style. Focusing on Italy, and classic Italy at that, the line-up features not one, but two aged Italian wines from Tuscany that not only drink like a dream, but won’t break the bank. Furthermore, these two wines show the beauty of both best-known styles from Tuscany- traditional and modern. The Chianti Classico is the essence of traditional Italian wine-making, while the Sapaio is more modern in style, what the cognoscenti call a “Super-Tuscan”, incorporating Bordeaux Varietals for a rich, structured wine with serious chops.


Join us Thursday evening from 5 to 8 PM for a special chance to experience these fantastic, one-of-a-kind wines first-hand.

Chateau Gillet Rouge ($12.99): A great addition to your “everyday red” rotation, with a very reasonable price and oodles of  the Merlot based Gillet Rouge shows beautifully with dark, intense color, heady aromas of red fruit and spice and a fairly substantial body for such an otherwise modest wine. Smooth tannins and developed fruit make this Bordeaux a “drink-now” crowd pleaser.
Oddero Barbera ($19.99): There’s a very beautiful and feminine quality to the nose of this fresh Barbera d’Alba that opens with bright aromas of potted violet, Morello cherry, almond skin and kola-nut. In the mouth, the wine shows these flavors, as well as bright vibrancy followed by a smooth, silky texture.

Riecine Chianti Classico 1999 ($49.99): With almost two decades of age on this classic library release from highly regarded Tuscan Producer Riecine shows why these aged Sangiovese from Tuscany are so highly sought after. Complex and still showing hints of freshness, even with substantial age this wine is displaying in full living color the leather, rose petals, orange blossom and sanguine qualities we expect from wines like this.

Podere Sapaio Sapaio 2010 ($74.99): An enticing combination of ripe black currant, black cherry, violet, cedar and cigar box flavors highlight the aroma and palate of this intense, well-aged, structured red, which could use some air when serving, but shows ample fruit and exquisite balance. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.

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Date:
May 11, 2017
Time:
5:00 am - 8:00 pm