It shines as a first course wine with deep, pleasing fruit. Highly Recommended (90-92).
2009 Marchesi de Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni Toscana IGT
First there’s dark berry nose with a bit of leather. Then there’s plum, spice, cherry and a bit more leather, all continuing from beginning to mid- to end-palate, and into the finish, which is of respectable length. A substantial mouthfeel, and enjoyably concentrated flavors. It shines as a first course wine with deep, pleasing fruit, pairing well with a light chèvre. And it also works with a main course, something plain but fine like filet mignon. Highly Recommended (90-92). BSE
WHO: Tenuta Frescobaldi
WHAT: 8% Sangiovese, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc
WHERE: Tuscany, Italy
HOW MUCH: around $22 (media sample)