SRP of $21 and available for as low as $10. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"Two distinguished winemaking families -- Franceschi from Italy and Terlato from the United States -- have combined their expertise to develop this amazing Super Tuscan. The wine boasts ripe, dark berry aromas and flavors while the Sangiovese provides a firm backbone and substantial body, the Merlot brings a luscious mouthfeel and lingering finish.
Today's wine brings together two families, one experts in Sangiovese and the other in Merlot, to create a Super Tuscan grown on the Tenuta Il Poggione estate in Montalcino, the same estate that produces their famed Brunello di Montalcino. As it happens, Sangiovese/Merlot blends are one of our favorites, just take a look at these:
- Luce Della Vite Lucente 2009 - A Silky Smooth Saturday Splurge
- San Polo Mezzopane Sant Antimo 2005 - One Spicy Character
- La Massa Toscana 2010 - Costco Week Wine #4
So while it certainly appeared as if the stars were aligning, as always the proof lies in the execution. Much to our delight (especially given the low price), the Mazzoni delivered.
The 2010 Mazzoni Rosso di Toscana begins with a wonderfully complex aroma of red berry, spice, licorice, leather, plum and a hint of anise. The wine tastes of rich, juicy fruit with wonderfully integrated spice that flows into the finish and lingers in the mouth for an incredibly long time. You'll also find good balance, good acidity and a delicious dry texture. Yum!
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Overall Rating: 8.8
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