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2006 Canonica a Cerreto Sandiavolo Toscana

2006 Canonica a Cerreto Sandiavolo Toscana

I couldn’t wait to try this wine.  It had so many things going for it.  2006 vintage so it had some age.  A perfect blend of 34% Sangiovese, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Merlot.  And I’m hot for Super Tuscans at the moment, particularly those that fall into that $20-$30 range where you can find some real gems.  And I thought this was a major score for $23.99.

I get more of a Sangiovese/Chianti feel early on with this wine.  The nose and the minute you hold the glass up for a drink, you think you’re getting a good Chianti (and that’s expected I guess since the vineyard is in the hills surrounding Chianti Classico), but then mid-drink to finish, the flavor rounds out, a little more red cherry surfaces, and the body and finesse of the blend really take hold.

I thought this was an exceptional wine from start to finish.  It’s drinking perfectly right now, and I should mention it’s got a little pepper/spice throughout.  Strong buy. Rating: 91 Points

Costco item number: 975351

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA