2008 Viticcio Bere Tuscan Blend

Year: 2008
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 87
Wine Advocate: 87
Red Wine
Price :
$9.95
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Grape varieties: Sangiovese 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon 25%, Merlot 25%

"Features blueberry and cherry aromas, with hints of toasty oak. Full-bodied and chewy, this is a little hollow midpalate. Should fill in with age. Best after 2011. 5,415 cases made. " (WS)

"The 2008 Bere, a blend of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, is classy and elegant from start to finish. Perfumed red berries flow through to a long, clean finish. In 2008 there is a little less density than is normally the case, but this is just about as good a wine as was made in Tuscany in this price range. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2012.

Viticcio is an excellent source for well-priced wines from the heart of Chianti Classico." (WA)