Top Scoring Tuscan Value, Right Under our Noses!
Sometimes you find good wine when you least expect it!
When the latest issue of Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar came out yesterday, naturally there was a rush to scour the issue for all interesting new wines and new reviews.
Rocca di Frassinello’s Le Sughere 2009, the Wine Spectator 2011 Top 100 wine offered out by us just the day before, scored ANOTHER spectacular 93-point score and is still available for sale here. While that’s reason enough for us to write something up, that’s not even the best part…further up on the page was something I almost missed entirely.
There’s a saying: “a rising ocean raises all ships”. That certainly seems to be the case here, as even the Le Sughere’s “Baby Brother” is raking in the awards and accolades! Enter Rocca di Frassinello’s entry-level wine, the Poggio alla Guardia:
For $12.99 (over 50% off the release price!) you’d be hard-pressed to find a better value from Tuscany than the Poggio alla Guardia. Solid and high-quality in its own right, this “impressive” “rich” and “delicious” red is drinking beautifully right out of the gate, and will be arriving at our warehouse today.
Rocca di Frassinello has been on a solid winning streak over the last few years with their Le Sughere. Clearly whatever winemaking practices they employed during 2009 served them very well across the board! Whether the success of the Poggio alla Guardia is a sign of things to come or the exception to the rule, we’ll be keeping a close eye on this winery’s releases in the future!