Bargain alert. Here’s an unusual blend of sangiovese with cabernet sauvignon and canaiolo.
That third variety was often found in sangiovese’s company in the past, but most modern-minded producers who work with cabernet sauvignon tend to steer clear of the old-school Tuscan grape. Medium-full-bodied and very dry, this is a salty-spicy red, with notes of cherry and earth and a subtle cigar-tobacco essence that I usually associate with something a little older, and that’s no criticism. Complex for the money. $18.55 in Que.