2011 Acantos IGT Tuscany Red Wine

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Chris received a gift certificate to Total Wine & More from her employees for Christmas.  There are now three in the state.  With each location, there has been a lot of concern and criticism.  I guess we will see how the community supports them.  I will say the parking lot was full and the staff inside were very accommodating, always asking if we needed help sometimes too much.  Someday I would like to spend an hour or so and just wander about.  When I do that I am sure I will be inundated with staff asking if I need help.

The other night Chris and her friend Monica went out for sushi.  Not being a fan, I passed and decided to eat at home.  Chris was nice enough to get a frozen pizza and doctor it up for me.  When my final meeting of the day was ending, I fired up the oven and when it was warm I inserted the pizza.

Now it was time to decide what wine should I drink with the pizza.  Since Chris is not a huge Italian red wine drinker.  Here was an opportunity to pull the cork on a good Italian wine.

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Sight
Medium color depth with a dark ruby hue.

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Smell
Aromatic, young-fruity with aromas of red fruit, cherry, little spice, earthy.  After tasting the wine, I could taste bell pepper.

Taste
Dry, full-bodied with balanced acidity.  Integrated tannins with a rich palate long finish.

ABV: 14.5%

How Much: $29.99

Region/Appellation: Tuscany Italy.

Blend: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Syrah.

The wine paired very well with the pizza.  The pizza warmed up to room temperature which I think made the crust crispy.  I rated the 2011 Acantos IGT Tuscany Red Wine four glasses.

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Life is too short to drink crappy wine.  Expand your palate and keep trying.

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