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2006 Napa Valley AmerItal Red

by David on October 19, 2009

Sleek, silky and food friendly – what more do you need? But what the heck is it? The “Ital” part is the grape varieties – in this case an unconventional, but delicious blend of Tuscany’s earthy Sangiovese and Piemonte’s fruit-driven Barbera. These low tannin, high acid varieties account for the above descriptors – the wine […]

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by David on June 20, 2009

Common synonyms: Sangiovese grosso, Sangiovese piccolo, Sangioveto, Sangiogheto, San Gioveto, San Zoveto, Prugnolo Gentile, Morellino, Brunello, and Nielluccio among numerous others. Sangiovese is the great red grape not only of Tuscany, but of Italy. It’s easily the most widely planted variety in the country (and there are a lot of them!), taking up almost 10% […]