From the Famous Gaja Estate in Tuscany Ca’Marcanda
Advertised around town for $49.99
Our price $39.99 (normal discounts apply).
Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Rating “90”
($50; a blend of 55% merlot, 35% sangiovese and 10% syrah) Medium-deep red. Complex, scented nose offers redcurrant, plum, mint and oregano. Juicy, silky and sweet, with highly nuanced flavors of ripe yet fresh red and dark berries complicated by aromatic herbs and flowers. Not hugely dense but wonderfully expressive, showing lots of mouthwatering acidity on the long, fresh finish. Not the last word in complexity either, but so much fun to drink that I found it hard to put the glass down. This merits 90 points on its yummy factor alone.