Guicciardini Strozzi, Maremma Toscana DOC (Tuscany, Italy) “MoMi” 2018

($35, Montcalm Wine Importers):  Unsurprisingly, given the stature of the producer, this wine manages a presence without being powerful or in your face.  Its unusual blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Montepulciano, speaks to the experimentation going on in the Maremma.  Balanced and graceful, MoMi delivers enlivens flavors reminiscent of slightly bitter dark cherries. Intriguing savory spicy notes just add to its appeal.  Its silky suave texture allows immediately enjoyment.  A successful experiment, indeed.
93 Michael Apstein Aug 17, 2021