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    Monte Antico Rosso 2006
    Other Red Blends - Tuscany, Italy

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    • WS90
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Spectator

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Other Red Blends

    Other Info: Green Wines, Screw Cap Wines

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 100357

    Winemaker's Notes:

    #61 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009

    The blend, albeit varying slightly depending on vintage conditions, is 85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The best selections are blended and aged 1 year in oak (80% in Slavonian barrels, 20% in barrique) + at least 6 months in the bottle, achieving a graceful balance of voluptuous berry tones and flexible yet sturdy backbone. Dark ruby in color, its bouquet of leather, earth, herbs, black cherries, licorice and plums is confirmed on the medium to full-bodied palate – round, spicy, elegant, attractively fruity and extremely versatile with any fare from pasta or risotto, to meat, fowl and cheese. Moreover, the Empsons' judicious pricing policy makes it "consistently one of Italy's better values". Food-friendly, pocket-friendly, all-around simpatico.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Bright plum, dried cherry and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and refined berry and cherry flavors. Drink now.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    David LaRue (9/26/2010)
    This is one of those it's fantastic for it's price wines. I have had other Rossos in this price range and feel these one is just better done. It's a good wine to have around when the meal calls for Chianti.
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    thatrick (9/18/2010)
    Just an everyday table wine that needs a meal with it. This wine does not drink well on it's own.
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    n8 (9/28/2010)
    This is basically a very tasty, structured Chianti for under $20.
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    Wendy Carpenter (9/28/2010)
    I was absolutely delighted when I opened this bottle of wine. The nose was incredible and the supple flavors of this wine stimulates the palate unlike any other I have ever gotton for this price. Definitely a good deal for $11 bucks!!
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    H. David Kellams (9/27/2010)
    Incredibly smooth wine that pairs well with a variety of foods - from thin crust BBQ goat cheese pizza to olive tapenade to truffles...
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    Jim Bo (9/28/2010)
    A fruity mouthful with soft tannins. Fruity flavored with a smooth finish.
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    Raykas (9/28/2010)
    Finally found the perfect wine to have with homemade fettucine carbonara or WoodFired Oven baked pizza topped with spinich/goatcheese/sausage!!!! The earthy taste with the smooth finish and fruit balanced perfectly with lightly spiced tannins! Oh Yeah.
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    Vegas Dave (9/28/2010)
    First tried this based on WS review and great price combo. This is a really great everyday Tuscan wine value. Re-Ordered several more bottles as this is now one of my new everyday reds. First experienced it along side a hearty Cuban pork dish, but would probably serve it with any hearty red meat or red sauce meal.
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    Mike Conza (9/28/2010)
    This wine is fairly acidic and thin, despite the additions of the Merlot and Cab. It does pair very nicely with strong cheese - and I imagine it would work very well with roasted or grilled meats - but it is too sharp and bland to enjoy on its own. For the price its a nice wine - but spend a few more bucks (literally) and you can do much better. Dont believe the "earthy and spicy" tag - this is neither.
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    PK (10/23/2010)
    So, so. Would rather not buy again. Cant really say much about this wine. Should be able to easily find a better red.

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