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Three-Pack Special: 2011 Marina Cvetic Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva San Martino, Abruzzo, Italy 90 Points

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$21.60
Three-Pack $54.00

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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo ranks among the most well-known red Italian wine offerings this side of The Pond. Its ripe fruit characters, coupled with terroir-driven complexity, make it so easy to understand why it has achieved a popularity that rivals that of Chianti. If you are one of its legions of fans, you MUST pull the trigger on today's Three-Pack Special, the 2011 Marina Cvetic Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva San Martino. Why? This is benchmark wine; it is arguably the best in its class; all Montepulcianos d'Abruzzo should aspire to be this good! LISTEN TO ME when I tell you to click on that big purple wine bottle and BUY THIS WINE; READ ON if you need a bit more convincing.

Some background: Marina Cvetic was married to the late, iconic winemaker Gianni Masciarelli, but she is a gifted craftswoman in her own right. Upon Gianni's passing in 2008, Marina took over the operations of their winery and carried on his wishes to elevate Montepulciano's quality and standing in the world. The San Martino Riserva is one of the most sophisticated cuvées from their winery and one of the most riveting expressions of the grape varietal that we have ever had the pleasure of enjoying.

The 2011 Marina Cvetic Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva is made from 100% Montepulciano grapes sourced from the winery's most prized vineyard sites in and around the municipality of San Martino. The clay-rich soils here and maritime influences bring forth wines of impressive depth. Aged in a combination of new and seasoned French oak for 18 months, it has aromas of earth, spice, wet stone and red berries. The palate is medium-to-full bodied, offering red cherry fruit characters intertwined with underbrush and herbs along with soft tannins and lively acidity. Check out the press!

90 points, Wine Spectator
"Medium-bodied and harmonious, with refined tannins and a subtle mix of ripe black cherry, loamy earth, underbrush, spice box and cocoa powder. Juicy finish. Drink now through 2021."
(2/29/16)

This is a sophisticated and gorgeous expression of the Montepulciano varietal. The several years in the bottle have allowed its flavor components to integrate beautifully. Drink it sans cuisine or pair it with everything from pizza to steak to chicken and more. CHEERS!
14% Alcohol

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