Wine of the Week: 2008 Montepeloso Toscana Rosso 'Eneo'

Los Angeles Times

When a special bottle of red is on the agenda, you can't go wrong with this ripe, sinewy Tuscan from the Montepeloso estate. A blend of Montepulciano with Sangiovese, Marselan and a touch of Alicante Bouschet, "Eneo" has a voluptuous bouquet and tastes of cherries, earth and sweet spices. Complex and elegant, the 2008 will stand out at any dinner party, a beautiful example of Tuscan winemaking from Fabio Chiarelotto.

Price: $37 to $50

What it goes with: Break it out for a porchetta or pork roast, for stinco (braised veal shank) or a hefty bistecca.

Where to find it: Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463,; Wally's Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606,; and Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454,

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