Wine Department: Expert Picks September 2018

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  • Posted: 9/7/2018
  • Categories: Wine

Home to some of the most beautiful vineyards in the world, Tuscany is a staple for Italian wine, and Sangiovese is the king in Tuscany! Depending on where it is grown, Sangiovese can be Chianti, Chianti Classico, or Brunello di Montalcino. With the introduction of Bordeaux varietals in the middle of the nineteenth century, wines from Tuscany have truly taken off. For this month’s Expert Picks, we’ve selected our favorite Tuscany wines for you to try this summer. Enjoy!

 



Clos Cantenac Grand Cru

Clos Cantenac Grand Cru

2012 Saint Emilion

Saint Emilion, France

Retail: $69.99

A fantastic merlot that’s driven by rich, dark fruit and allspice. Extended oak aging leaves a round mouthfeel with a vanilla and toast finish.

91 points – Wine Enthusiast



Clarendale

Clarendale

2013 Rogue

Bordeaux, France

Retail: $17.99 or $69.99 per 6-pack wooden crate

A declassified bordeaux blend from the makers of Chateau Haut-Brion. Light and fresh for a Bordeaux. Fresh raspberry and currant mix well with tobacco spice. Lingering red berry finish with smooth tannins.



Château Fombrauge

Château Fombrauge

2012 St. Emilion Grand Cru Classe

St. Emilion, France

Retail $49.99

Full-bodied blackberry bomb. Earthy notes of walnut, wet stone, and slight pencil lead bring the wine into balance. Drinks great now and will age very well.

94 points – Wine Enthusiast



Château La Croix St. George

Château La Croix St. George

2014 Pomerol

Pomerol, France

Retail $69.99

Restrained and feminine. The 2014 is graceful and balanced with notes of crushed rose petals and light red berries. A softer side of Pomerol, but still outstanding!

92 points – Robert Parker

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