Since the 14th century, Antinori family has been one of the most respected and influential wine producers in the world. Still based in Tuscany, the family has expanded its holdings throughout Italy, as well as made entry into California.
Santa Cristina Pinot Grigio 2014, Friuli ($9.99): This light-bodied white from Northern Italy has pretty aromas of stone and orchard fruits, with good balance and lively acidity, making it an easy pairing for light seafood.
Cervaro della Sala 2013, Umbria ($59.99): Made from 85% chardonnay and 15% grechetto, this benchmark Italian white is multi-dimensional with notes of white flowers, tropical fruits, and a mineral streak.
Villa Antinori Rosso 2012, Tuscany ($21.99): Primarily sangiovese with small amounts of cabernet, merlot and syrah, this full-bodied red has intense aromas of red fruit, baking spices, and pairs well with roasted meats and pasta.
Tignanello 2012, Tuscany ($108.99): 80% sangiovese and the remainder cabernet sauvignon and franc, this is one of the original Super Tuscans that influenced the course of winemaking in the Chianti region as the first wine to be aged in small, French barriques. A one-of-a-kind wine that has come to define Tuscany.