California, you know we love you. But Tuscany called.
You've got it all, California. You don't need us to tell you that. But when Tuscany wants a berth on your wine site, you make room. You understand that, right?
Not that the mere fact of Tuscan origin is the main attraction with these Casale Pouzzuolo Tuscan Sangioveses. The intense, complex, austere 2007 Rosso della Porticcia Riserva and the lively, warm, 2008 Rosso della Porticcia would merit the spotlight no matter where they were from.
But when they flash that Tuscan passport, any wine site worth its tannins would roll out the deep-red carpet. California, there's no shame in ceding center stage to these fine Tuscan Sangioveses.