Barberani Orivieto Classico Superiore ‘Castagnolo’ ($19.99): This crisp, certified organic, classic Italian white discloses aromas of green apple and almond. The round palate offers juicy white peach and ripe Bartlett pear accented by a nutty, spicy finish. Moderate acidity keeps it fresh and clean in spite of inherent richness.
Caruso & Minini Nero d’Avola($16.99): This Nero d’Avola is from the Marsala region of Sicily on the west coast. It displays aromas of blackberries and black cherries. It is medium-bodied with plums and dark berries and just a hint of spice, leading into a finish which is clean and bright.
Sant’Elena Cabernet Sauvignon ($23.99): This Cabernet from the Fruili region of Northern Italy has the benefit of 10 years of bottle age. It is medium-bodied showcasing dark and brooding fruit with a rich earthiness. This wine is in a great spot right now and is an amazing value for the age involved.
Fontodi Chianti Classico ($42.99): Wine Enthusiast – 93 Pts (2012)
Aromas of blackberry, crushed violet, tilled earth and a hint of tobacco lead the nose of this generous wine. The chewy palate offers juicy Marasca cherry, ground pepper, clove and anise alongside ripe, velvety tannins.