What We’re Drinking – 2010 Giordano Lombardo Sangiovese “Toscana Collection”

The color is very pretty, light, bright, and garnet. The nose shows dusty cherries on leather. The palate shows cherries with mesquite smoke, graphite, then tart cherry-rhubarb, with firm tannins and very fresh acidity. Feel free to pair this with anything from pizza to burgers, but it would be just as comfortable on a table at home with a New York Strip and a loaded baked potato. Good wine, great price, buy this one by the case. Highly Recommended. 90 points.

Who: Giordano Lombardo
What: Sangiovese
Where: Italy, Tuscany
When: 2010
How Much: $12 (media sample)