Wine Find: 2010 Santa Cristina Sangiovese IGT

September 04, 2012|By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun

This medium- to full-bodied regional Tuscan red wine — a 90-10 percent blend of the great Italian variety sangiovese and merlot — punches well above its price class. Made by the well-respected house of Antinori, offers penetrating black cherry fruit and hints of chocolate, herbs and earthiness. It's a smooth, complete wine that isn't that far from the level of some very pricey "super-Tuscan" proprietary wines. And where many of those wines are tannic beasts that require years to tame them, this wine is ready to drink now.

From: Toscana, Italy

Price: $12

Serve with: Pasta, grilled meats

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