This little gem is one of TJ’s best values as far as I am concerned. For $9.99 you can uncork a little slice of rural Italy right in your kitchen. Sagrantino is a grape variety grown almost exclusively in and around the hilltop town of Montefalco, in Italy’s Umbria region, so this is not a grape that you will taste just anywhere, and certainly not for this price. This nice, dry red, with its medium body, pleasant balance of tannin and acidity, and rich flavors of dark berry, warm earth, autumn leaves, cedar, and vanilla, lingers in your mouth with a long finish reminiscent of cinnamon and cloves. You can’t go wrong enjoying this delicious wine with a simple meal like aged salami, a good strong cheese, and a fresh baguette, or pairing it with a hot veal parmesan or sausage-stuffed portabello mushrooms.

$9.99

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