WINE OF THE MONTH- FEBRUARY

Recently, I took advantage of the incredible opportunity to meet Lamberto Frescobaldi, winemaker and 30th generation member of a famous Tuscan family that has been producing wines since the early 1300s. I participated in a seminar in which Frescobaldi discussed the family’s history and of course, poured several of their incredible wines, running the gamut from entry level house wines to Chianti Classicos, Super-Tuscan Blends and Brunellos. Amazingly, the wine that stood out to me above all the others was actually in the middle of the price range, and totally blew me away. I promptly ordered a case.

MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI TENUTA DI CASTIGLIONI 2007, $25, 93 Points, 9200 Cases Made

Layers of aroma, with toasty toffee above rich, raisiny fruit notes of black licorice laced with vanilla bean and tobacco spice. Suave, persistent and elegantly textured, with a smoothness that carries its gorgeous blackberry, licorice, dark plum and wild berry, all laced with undertones of tobacco spice that linger long with the bursting fruit. This finishes with a slightly tannic grip that seems to be its lone flaw and should soften and add complexity over time. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese.

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