What a beauty. Caprili's 2011 Rosso di Montalcino, 100% Sangiovese grosso, is the perfect food wine, bright and chiseled, with flavors of black cherries, sweet spices and chocolate. Tannins are tight, and there's a lovely slight bitterness at the finish that keeps you coming back to the glass.
It's wonderful with tagliatelle or fettuccine with meat ragù, grilled portobello mushrooms, grilled meats or roasted birds.
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Price: $20 to $24
Style: Bright and chiseled
What it goes with: Pasta with meat sauce, grilled mushrooms and meats, roasted birds
Where to find it: Green Jug in Woodland Hills, (818) 887-9463, http://www.greenjug.com; K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, http://www.klwines.com; Rosso Wine Shop in Glendale, (818) 330-9130, http://www.rossowineshop¿.com; Venice Beach Wines in Venice, (310) 606-2529, http://www.venicebeachwines.com; and Wine Exchange in Orange, (800) 76WINEX, http://www.winex.comCopyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times