Mar 212013
Giordano Toscana Rosso i.g.t. Selvato, Tuscany, Italy, $13 (S) – Rating 89

A big but friendly red blend with a nose of bright dark red fruit and raspberry with spicy aromas. Give this medium bodied wine some time to open to its full potential. The palate will be rewarded with flavors of bright cherry and ripe raspberry with a heap of dark spice and hints of oaky vanilla on the finish. The balanced acidity and soft tannins create endless food pairing possibilities. Buy This Wine

Mar 202013
2007 Giordano Toscana Rosso “Gold Collection”, Tuscany, Italy, $13 (S) – Rating 88

Give this big boy some time to breathe for optimal enjoyment. An earthy old world nose of dark fruit, spice and leather. The palate will experience a delicate earthiness featuring rich flavors of dark fruit, dark plum and cherry with interesting notes of espresso on the finish. Full bodied with moderate acidity and soft tannins makes for a nice fireplace wine. Buy This Wine

Feb 262013
2010 Giordano Collection Tuscany i.g.t. Toscana Rosso, Tuscany, Italy, $13.50 (S) – 91

A Super Tuscan at a super price. This traditional blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet is rich and deep with aromas of red cherry, blackberry, dark spice, oaky vanilla and camp smoke. Very fruit-forward with moderate tannins offering notes of dark cherry, plum and dark fruit with intriguing hints of  dark chocolate and leather in the long finish. It is simply a “cuddle up by the fire” kind of wine. Buy This Wine