Monte Antico Rosso Toscana 2006- 90WS under $10

March 5, 2010 Daily DrinkersWines under $10  2 comments

One of my favorite daily drinkers is Monte Antico 2006.  As you can see from the picture of tonight's dinner, it's great with pizza, but it really shows much better than your average Tuscan pizza wine.  At 85% Sangiovese (with the rest Cabernet and Merlot), it's very dry but has nice fruit once it opens up.

One of my favorite wine retailers, LA Wine Company, is currently selling this great wine value- which ranked #61 on the 2009 Wine Spectator Top 100- for only $8.99.  At that price, I would (or should I say did), pick up a case or two.  This is a very solid wine value.

2009 Wine Spectator Top 100: #61

"Bright plum, dried cherry and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and refined berry and cherry flavors. Drink now." (WS)

Monte Antico Rossa

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2006 BV Tapestry- RP93 for under $25

March 3, 2010 Cellar WorthyHigh End ValuesSpecial Occasions  One comment

For my first post I want to bring to my loyal readers' attention a great deal for a major Napa producer.  I brought this wine to Chapeau! in San Francisco ($20 corkage) and although it's very young now, it shows great potential.  It's complexity is currently hidden by strong tannins right, but give it three or four years and it's going to be very good.  It's dense, big and fruity.

BV Tapestry sells for $45+ at the grocery but right now, has it for $24.99.  That's a crazy price.  Pick up a few bottles, put it away for a while, and you will be rewarded.

2006 BV Tapestry- City Wine Cellars $24.99 + shipping

93 Points - Robert Parker

"The 2006 Proprietary

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