Tignanello, Tuscany, Italy

Tignanello is a “Super Tuscan” true to it Sangiovese roots.  That character shows as red fruits (cherry, cranberry, strawberry) with soft sassafras and gamy notes, and a bewitching floral-anise fragrance.  Pair with prosciutto, garlic and sage pasta or pesto-slathered steak. Check out their site.

Catena Alta Malbec

Catena Alta Malbec is powerful, layered, complex. The blackberry fruit, velvet tannins, sweet vanilla bean and five-spice notes are graced with a wet slate minerality in the finish. Pair with a simple truffled pasta or osso buco.