Monte Antico, Tuscany Italy 2004. 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cab Sav, 5% Merlot.
Today's guest blogger, Cara Bertone, former famous (or infamous?!) Watergrill Sommelier and now Veritas biatch, says "It's like vines that grow strawberry licorice. So real you feel the seeds stuck in your teeth! Don't forget to add that hint of grape leaf that happened to fall into your full mouth of fruit! At only 12.5% alcohol this thing rocks with some food! Preferably with Chicken Marsala inside a red sauce ( just so happened to be what was for dinner!). Tames down the herbs and brings out the well, you know, cherry tomato!"
$13.99 Whole Foods, Fairfax and Santa Monica.