2008 Leone d’Oro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Figli d’Italia
This wine is huge on the dark fruit, just begging to be enjoyed with a hearty Italian or red meat dish. It took me a while to figure this wine out (which is a good sign); its nuances hit you a little different on each drink (mostly Sangiovese grapes with a little Canaiolo). For $17.79 at my Costco, I think this is a real bargain for the quality.
Surrounding the dark fruit are hints of leather and tobacco that hold on throughout the finish. This wine really coats your mouth which is again why I think it would be awesome with the right dish, maybe something a little spicy; I’m thinking sausage and peppers. It’s a big one, full in body and it hangs strong all the way through.
I’m down to my last glass now and wish I had more. This is a nice one and it will make a good addition to our Bronze Rated wine list. Low 90’s.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 Points
Costco item number: 695794