March 20, 2006

Some Super Tuscan Picks

Our friend Glenn is becoming quite the wine snob, or so we hear. Of late, he is very into Super Tuscan blends and has found two bottles to recommend from Trader Joe's that are super cheap, like his budget.

1) A 2001 Nuvola Vecchia, a blend of 90% Sangiovese and %10 Merlot. "I had a party with about 20 people and had everyone bring a "decent" bottle from $10-20," he says. By far the best of the bunch was this wine, he says, and when confronted, the buyer confessed it came from TJ's for six bucks. Well don't I feel like a dope. I posted this a few minutes ago forgetting that this is also my favorite TJ's cheap purchase lately. I just wasn't identifying with the whole Super Tuscan thing. Now I know. I've had a lesson in Tuscan and Tempranillo these past few days. My neighbor brought this wine to a dinner party recently and she said even her most wine snobbiest friends raved about it.

2) A 2004 Santa Christina. 100% Sangiovese by Antinori, the inventor of the Super Tuscan and maker of the famous Tignanello. Also really good and only $8 at TJ's. I haven't had this one yet. Time to try it.

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Posted by Blogpire Productions at March 20, 2006 3:32 PM
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