Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ferrari Carano Siena Sangiovese Malbec Sonoma 2013
For a business dinner we dined at Tuscany Restaurant in Oak Brook, one of the Phil Stefani group of eateries.  For my entree I chose the Salsiccia Funghi and Polenta - Italian sausage with wild porcini mushroom sauce and organic polenta. I selected this Sangiovese Malbec red wine blend which was a perfect accompaniment to the brown sauce, sausage and polenta. 
The Ferrari-Carano Italian heritage is reflected in this Sangiovese-based, easy sipping blend. The grapes are sourced from vineyards in Sonoma County - Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. The result is a great QPR (quality price ratio) every day red that goes well with food or by itself.
Garnet colored, medium bodied, smooth and soft, blackberry and black raspberry fruits highlighted by a layer of mocha chocolate with hints of toasty vanilla, spicy oak and moderate soft tannins and a lingering finish.
RM 88 points.