Super Tuscans

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The term "Super Tuscan" is used to describe wines from Tuscany that were augmented, or even entirely made from non-indigenous Italian grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and even Syrah and Cabernet Franc became stars in the warmth of Tuscan vineyards.

The other thing "super" about our featured wines is the quality in a category where wines can easily command three-figure price-points. These you will find much more wallet-friendly. As the weather turns cooler these wines will ideally pair with roasts, steaks, hearty bolognese and "Sunday sauce."

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Muralia Manolibera

2019 / 750 ml.

Item #: 47570

VN9191 pts. - Vinous - Jul 2022
The 2019 Manolibera is laced with crushed red berry fruit, spice, mint, sweet pipe tobacco and orange peel. This effusive mid-weight red is a real charmer. I especially like the feeling of transparency here. (Antonio Galloni)

Italy | Tuscany | Toscana

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Primary Grape: Sangiovese

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Petra Zingari

2018 / 750 ml.

Item #: 49418

JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, July 28, 2020
A fresh, vivid red with cherries, currants and hints of hazelnuts and chocolate. Medium body. Racy finish. Like the vivid acidity that runs through this. Drink or hold.
WE8989 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 9/1/2021
A blend of Merlot, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Syrah, this has aromas of black-skinned berry, Mediterranean brush and a whiff of orange zest. The bright palate offers raspberry, cinnamon and white pepper alongside polished tannins and fresh acidity. Drink through 2025.
SP8888 pts. - Wine Spectator - Mar 31, 2021
An open, light-bodied red, this emphasizes black cherry, blackberry and thyme flavors. Soft tannins and the right level of acidity makes it very drinkable now. Merlot, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Syrah. Drink now. 13,333 cases made, 3,000 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)

Italy | Tuscany | Toscana

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Primary Grape: Merlot

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Wine Spec. Top 100 - 2019 | #29

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Trinoro Le Cupole

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 44013

VN9292 pts. - Vinous - Jul 2022
The 2020 Le Cupole is a rich, flavorful wine. Super-ripe dark cherry, plum, espresso, incense and chocolate are front and center. There’s not much subtlety here, but then again I am not sure that is the goal, either. This flamboyant red will be a joy to drink right out of the gate. (Antonio Galloni)

Italy | Tuscany | Toscana

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Primary Grape: Merlot

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Fornacelle Zizzolo Bolgheri Rosso

2019 / 750 ml.

Item #: 56948

Italy | Tuscany | Bolgheri

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Primary Grape: Merlot

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I Veroni Rosso Toscana

2019 / 750 ml.

Item #: 30431

Italy | Tuscany | Toscana

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Primary Grape: Sangiovese

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I Veroni Elacaia Rosso di Toscana

2019 / 750 ml.

Item #: 38139

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Italy | Tuscany | Toscana

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Primary Grape: Sangiovese

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1895 Verga La Storia Rosso Toscana

2019 / 750 ml.

Item #: 57861

JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Clean and deep aromas of blackcurrants and blackberries follow through to a full to medium body with very fine-grained tannins that add a mineral touch to the finish. Not complex, but very approachable and delicious. Drink now.

Italy | Tuscany | Toscana

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Il Molino di Grace il Volano

2019 / 750 ml.

Item #: 48160

SP9191 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 15, 2021
Dark black cherry, blackberry, plum, eucalyptus, earth and iron flavors are embraced by beefy tannins in this red, which comes together on the lingering finish. Sangiovese and Merlot. Best from 2023 through 2030. 3,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)

Italy | Tuscany | Toscana

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Primary Grape: Sangiovese

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Villa Antinori Rosso

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 20273

JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Monday, August 7, 2023
A bright and fruity red with currant and berry character. Light vanilla. Medium body. Crisp finish. Sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot. Drink now. (James Suckling)
SP9090 pts. - Wine Spectator - Dec 31, 2023
Bright and fruity, displaying black cherry, blackberry, floral and earth flavors. Balanced and ready to enjoy, this shows echoes of fruit on the moderately long finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Drink now through 2026. 80,000 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)
WE9090 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 12/1/2023
The nose balances rich fruit and stony minerality, with a flash of raw meat lending additional depth. That sanguinity swells on the palate, but plum skin and sour cherries push back. The tannins and acidity are both composed and serene. (Danielle Callegari)

Italy | Tuscany | Toscana

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Primary Grape: Sangiovese

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Tenuta Degli Dei Cavalli

2017 / 750 ml.

Item #: 59505

JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Here is a red with a solid palate of red berries, crushed stone and fresh flowers. Full-bodied with beautifully crafted tannins that are soft and relaxed. The fruit character is complex with some fresh mushrooms and rose petals to the dark fruit. From organically grown grapes. Drinkable now, but will be much better in two or three years. Drink after 2022. (James Suckling)
RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Apr 2021
The Tenuta degli Dei 2017 Cavalli sees a base of Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot and is a terrific dinner wine. It is polished and deep with some of the fruit nuances you can expect of this vintage. However, the overall effect is balanced and smooth with plenty of fruity power, weight and length. Production is about 16,000 bottles. (Monica Larner)

Italy | Tuscany | Toscana

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

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Valdonica Arnaio

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 59988

JS8989 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, May 5, 2022
A melange of sweet, ripe berries on the nose, including brambleberries, mushy strawberries and elderberries. Some fern-like notes, too. Medium-to full-bodied with brighter fruit and some lightly firm tannin. Turns to salted caramel on the finish. Sangiovese, ciliegiolo, vermentino nero and barsaglina. From organically grown grapes. A little odd, in quite a rustic style, but attractive enough. Drink now. (James Suckling)

Italy | Tuscany | Maremma Toscana

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Primary Grape: Sangiovese

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