2004 Selvapiana Fornace Toscana IGT

A 2004 vintage wine at the top of its game.

Now, in 2018.

Just opened, the wine in the glass exudes the welcome heat of a Tuscan afternoon. It is berry-cherry-fruity and spicy, with just enough tannin and baking spices on the palate. Lovely structure and lively acidity contribute to its great balance. Pair it with the whole meal. The wine brightens with salad. Fruit in the wine becomes deeper and more plummy with veggie or beef burgers.

This vintage wine is astoundingly good at this moment in time. But don’t wait. And don’t try to save any for another day: at the stroke of midnight this wine’s perfection disappears into a memory of greatness.

Drink with everyday dinner: salad, hamburgers, veggie burgers

Highly Recommended: 95 points BSE

WHO: Fattoria Selvapiana

WHAT: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, sangiovese [most likely; blend varies according to vintage]

WHERE: Tuscany, Italy

HOW MUCH: around $40 (media sample)