Tua Rita Perlato del Bosco Toscana 2010 Wine Review (NW)
Big notes of dark berries, licorice, and smoke on the nose
Full bodied on the palate
Dense finish of dark berries, earthy notes, and a hint of chocolate
At 75% Sangiovese and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine screams Tuscany with a real sense of place. From a legendary producer, it's dense and layered as you'd expect if a bit less explosive than some. Intermediate-term cellaring (3-5 years) will probably benefit this wine but it tastes great young as well. The retail price runs around $30, which is fair. When poured with a rich pasta dish or steak, it should really shine. Raise a glass!