A Taste of Italy-Jack’s Weekly Wine Picks 7/26-8/2

Jack’s Picks of the Week: 7/26 – 8/2
OR while supplies last!

2015 Farnese Fantini Chardonnay
Italy-Terre di Chieti

Winemaker’s Notes: Lovely straw yellow, the nose is intense and quite persistent, fruity, with notes of tropical fruit and peaches. On the palate, good balance, body, intensity, and persistence. Pairs well with light first courses, such as delicate white meats and fresh cheeses. Excellent with fish.

Retail: $10.99
On Sale Thru 8/2: $8.99

2013 Villa Antinori Toscano
Italy-Tuscany

Winemaker’s Notes: Ruby red in color, this wine shows intense and complex aromas of ripe, red fruit, sweet spices and dried fruit and nuts. Firm bodied, it is round and supple with velvety tannins and a long, savory finish.

91 Points James Suckling: A silky and delicious red with tile, berry and walnut aromas and flavors. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Linear and structured. Affordable quality Super Tuscan.

90 Points Robert Parker: Here is one of Marchesi Antinori’s battleship red wines. The 2013 Villa Antinori is among the estate’s most accessible wines with some 200,000 cases (of 12 bottles each) produced in this vintage. The wine is a blend of Sangiovese fruit sourced from various points in Tuscany (Chianti Classico, Maremma and Bolgheri) with other red grapes. Indeed, this wine serves as testament to the various levels of dry extract and ripeness that can be achieved with Sangiovese depending on where it is planted. What this wine offers most of all is impressive consistency throughout each new vintage released. 90+

Retail: $14.99
On Sale Thru 8/2: $11.99

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