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Turnbull – 2010 Old Bull Red Wine

DdV: 91
WS: n/a
WE: n/a
Price: $20.00
Blend: 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Syrah, 22% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc
Source: 100% Napa Valley

This is just out of range for a supermarket find but considering how wonderful this wine is at this price, it is a steal!  Rich complex dark berry, plum, and just the right hit of currant, oak, and spice.  This is a lush and complex wine and is a new favorite.  Soft and easy drinking now but should gain a bit more in the cellar for a short bit.  We paired this with an entree portioned skirt steak salad and it sang quite a happy tune.  Great for grilled fare including cornish game hens, burgers, steaks, and stews. Decant.

Luna Vineyards – 2009 Sangiovese

DdV: 92
WS: n/a
WE: n/a
Price: $25.00
Blend: 100% Sangiovese
Source: 100% Napa Valley

Without question our favorite Sangiovese right now.  Big tanins but wonderfully smooth and complex.  Rich and full dark cherry, plum, currant, and hints of blackberry all come together with a clean long finish.  The small hit of smoke makes this a fantastic grill wine but will also be right at home with pasta and pizza.  Decant to really make this sing!

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