Tenuta San Guido "Le Difese" IGT 2011 Toscana Red Wine, $23.99-$29.99, 90 points, poured a deep ruby with a maroon tint at the core, but radiated a bright red toward the clear wine ring and the glass bowl of tears.
Roses and raspberry jam on the nose were excellent.
Medium-plus body with good acidity and layered supportive tannins managed ripe flavors of black cherry and plum, but nuanced oak notes were expressed well in bourbon and caramel flavors.
Finished with a touch of tar, warm spices, and a balanced 14% alcohol.
Paired well with my steak and yellow pepper chili.
Varietals were Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon.
I bought this Toscana at the Whole Foods of Bedford.
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