2006 Rocca delle Macie Sasyr
This is a nice Tuscan red for under $15. The combination of Sangiovese and Syrah, 60/40 respectively, creates a huge berry driven undertone throughout that starts on the subtle side but finishes with a strong, and enjoyable, blueberry tartiness. It’s a unique blend and tastes very different than the Super Tuscans that tend to use Cab/Merlot with the Sangiovese.
This is a very easy drinking wine. Anyone not versed in Italian wines can easily get their feet wet with this one. At $15, I think this is a good value, but not a great value. I still like exploring the Nero D’Avola, Barbera D’Asti and Valpolicellas when I have a $20 burning in my pocket in the Italian wine aisle. I wish my Costco would start to carry a more diverse lineup of Italian reds.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 86 Points