Category Archives: Montepulciano

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2011

Finally we have a Vino Nobile di Montepulciano!!! If you are not familiar with this wine you should be. While similar in style to a Chianti due to it being made mostly with Sangiovese grapes, this is a great option if you love Tuscan wines and want something a little more refined. Wines from Montpulciano enjoy a storied history dating back to the 8th Century and is one of the first regions to receive DOCG status. This wine is a little fuller than a Chianti Classico and higher in alcohol. While not as dark or rich as a Brunello di Montalcino, this wine is typically more affordable. With aromas of wild berry, violet, and a hint of Mediterranean herbs, this wine offers a structured palate of mature black cherry with a hint of Orange zest alongside fine grained tannins. Priced at $14.99 at Costco FO this is a wine is one to add to your shopping list. This wine is priced around $20 at other outlets.

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Costco Fort Oglethorpe Wines!

One of our favorite everyday drinking wines at Costco is the Montepulciano D’ Abruzzo. This wine is a red blend from the Abruzzo area of Italy, which is east of Rome. This wine is produced from 100% of Montepulciano grapes and is aged 8 months in Slavonian Oak barrels and 12 months in the bottle. This wine has a dark ruby red color and has the aromas of maturated red fruit and a secondary spicy smell. This wine has a complex, rich nose, and is full to medium bodied with a long, fruit driven finish. This wine pairs well with cheese, red meat, or game. Priced at $8.99 per bottle, this is a value that everyone should have in their wine cellar. Let us know your thoughts after tasting. Cheers!