We get a lot of wines from Trader Joe’s and Costco. This wine, as the picture shows, is from Trader Joes. I cannot resist a Tuscan wine, the Sangiovese grape is one of my favorite. It is blended with 20% Syrah. Since this was a 2011 we had to let this wine open up for about an hour as well as using our Aervanna electric wine aerator. But what a pleasant surprise when it opened up. As the sign said it had strawberry and pepper notes. I did not get the balsamic or mint, just beautiful smooth berry on the front side and a relaxing finish that left you wanting another sip. Wow, this wine was good.
It Paired really well with everything we had, meat, cheese, grapes, nuts, you name it and it was still great. I would not put this wine on the shelf. It is ready to drink Now!