2006 Monte Antico Toscana
All in all, not a bad Tuscan red for everyday drinking. At $9 a bottle at Costco, it delivers it’s money’s worth. I can’t reasonably expect much more, This one held in there, and is pretty middle of the road as far as the “Super Tuscans” go.
It’s 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Merlot, which combine for a heavy dose of fruit, but it hits rather flat. We drank this one with a pasta and red sauce and while it worked fairly well together, the wine was perhaps a tad overpowering. Finish was a little flat too.
Again, not bad for only $9 but I would opt for any Montepulciano or Nero D’Avola that will do the trick and still fall into that $10-$15 range.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 86 Points