2010 Monte Maria Estate Italian Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml 2-Pack
A Cabernet Sauvignon so elegant and seductive; ruby red color, rich tannins and powerful aromas of black berries, ripened plum and fruit jam. Smooth as silk, long finish and full bodied structure. Rich black cherry and fruit jams, exotic spices. Pairs well with gourmet salads, red meat, soft cheeses and soft exotic pate.
2010 Monte Maria Estate Italian Merlot 750ml 2-Pack
A Merlot so elegant and seductive; ruby red color, with a nose vinous yet fruity, with herbaceous notes. The palate is dry, clean and well-balanced, with a hint of bitter cherries on the finish. Serving suggestions: for drinking throughout the meal; it is ideal with richly flavored pasta or rice dishes, and with roast or grilled meats.
2011 Monte Maria Estate Italian Sangiovese 750ml 2-Pack
The Monte Maria Sangiovese has vinous perfume and a flavor of ripe, red fruits and soft tannins. It is a full body Sangiovese with balanced structure and a strong elaborate finish.
Sangiovese di Romagna DOC is a red Italian wine grape variety whose name derives from the Latin sanguis Jovis, "the blood of Jove”. Though it is the grape of most of central Italy from Romagna down to Lazio, Campania and Sicily, outside Italy it is most famous as the main component of the blend Chianti, Carmignano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Morellino di Scansano, although it can also be used to make varietal wines such as Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino or Sangiovese di Romagna, as well as modern "Super Tuscan" wines as well.
Young Sangiovese has fresh fruity flavors of strawberry and a little spiciness, but it readily takes on oaky, even tarry, flavors when aged in barrels. Sangiovese was already well known by the 16th century. The former is well known as an ancient variety in Tuscany, the latter is an almost-extinct relic from the Calabria, the toe of Italy.