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sangio06.jpg2006 Casanova Della Spinetta Il Nero di Casanova Sangiovese, Tuscany, Italy (By La Spinetta)

This is a great wine and at a super price, with beautiful dark color and bursting with lively fruit. This little Sangiovese has enough stuffing to impress Brunello drinkers and will blow away Chianti fans completely! La Spinetta has long been one of my favorite wineries and as much as I like their big Barbarescos and their Sezzana also from Tuscan, this wine is one that I buy by the case and am never let down. This red has blackberry, cherry and tangy plum fruits with hints of smoke, spice, kirsch, strawberry and mountain herbs, a full palate and good depth and length. The fruit is very impressive and the wine is vivid and mouth filling leaving deep purple stains on the rim of the glass and maybe your teeth!  (Est. $22-26) 90-91 Points, grapelive

Imported by the Henry Wine Group

*Can be ordered from RANCHO CELLARS

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