I've always loved this Sangiovese with a touch of Sagrantino and Merlot in the blend. It's from the Umbrian hilltop town of Montefalco and the winery Arnaldo-Caprai has always made one of the best. The 2010 vintage is no exception, bringing a full-bodied, tightly woven red with notes of cherries and cassis, a fine perfume and gentle tannins.
Pull the cork on this one for a roast duck or goose, or a crown roast of pork or beef.
Region: Umbria, Italy
Price: $15 to $25
Style: Full-bodied and tightly woven
What it goes with: Roast duck or goose, crown roast of pork or beef.
Where to find it: Du Vin Wine & Spirits in West Hollywood, (310)855-1161, www.du-vin.com; Fine Wine House in Pasadena, (877) 981-6555, www.finewinehouse.com; K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, www.klwines.com; Renegade Wines in Santa Barbara, (805) 568-1961, http://www.renegadewines.com; and Vendome Liquors in Beverly Hills, (310) 276-9463, beverlyhillsvendome.com.