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Tuscan Blends

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Big, bold and modern in style, Tuscan Blends are composed solely of international grape varieties or a mix of international and indigenous. In the 1970s, disenchanted with constraints of Italian winemaking laws, a few rebellious Tuscan winemakers decided to get creative. Instead of following the tradition to bottle Sangiovese by itself, they started blending it with various international varieties, namely Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah, applying their own creative spin for the blend. Luckily all of these marry well with Sangiovese, and even make great Tuscan wines on their own. As a result, these producers experienced near-immediate success.

Tasting Notes for Tuscan Blends

Tuscan Blends are dry, red wines and have a full body, silky tannins and good complexity. Typical aromas and flavors in Tuscan Blends include blackcurrant, plum, black cherry, licorice, cedar, camphor, wet earth, violets, sweet spice and cocoa.

Perfect Food Pairings for Tuscan Blends

Anything protein-rich will pair with Tuscan Blends. Filet mignon, venison, a grilled portabello with pecorino & rosemary, lasagna and anything off the barbecue are all great choices.

Sommelier Secrets for Tuscan Blends

The most famous and revered Tuscan Blends from Italy are called “Super Tuscans.” One of the most well-known, ‘Tignanello,’ created by Antinori in 1971, is a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Ornellaia, established by Marchesi Lodovico Antinori in 1981, with the help of renowned agronomist Andre Tchelistcheff, remains a stellar example today; since 2002 Marchesi de' Frescobaldi has been the sole owner. Ornellaia is typically a blend of about half Cabernet Sauvignon, a third Merlot and the rest filled in with Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Sassicaia, another, has earned itself an extraordinary reputation and global esteem, so much so that the Sassicaia property was actually awarded its very own appellation with the 1994 vintage. It is typically 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc.

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        • Antinori Solaia (bin soiled label) 2006 Front Label
          Antinori Solaia (bin soiled label) 2006
          Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
          • WS97
          • WE95
          • RP94
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        • Monte Antico Rosso 2006 Front Label
          Monte Antico Rosso 2006
          Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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        • Frescobaldi Castiglioni Giramonte 2006 Front Label
          Frescobaldi Castiglioni Giramonte 2006
          Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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        • Ruffino Il Ducale 2006 Front Label
          Ruffino Il Ducale 2006
          Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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          • Tenuta Luce  2006 Front Label
            Tenuta Luce 2006
            Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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          • Brancaia Tre 2006 Front Label
            Brancaia Tre 2006
            Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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          • Castello di Monterinaldi Chianti Classico 2006 Front Label
            Castello di Monterinaldi Chianti Classico 2006
            Tuscan Blends from Chianti Classico, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
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            • Col d'Orcia Spezieri 2006 Front Label
              Col d'Orcia Spezieri 2006
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              • Banfi Col di Sasso 2006 Front Label
                Banfi Col di Sasso 2006
                Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                • Banfi Centine Toscana 2006 Front Label
                  Banfi Centine Toscana 2006
                  Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
                  • WS88
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                • Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni 2006 Front Label
                  Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni 2006
                  Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
                  • WS90
                  4.4 11 Ratings
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                • Frescobaldi Remole Toscana Rosso 2006 Front Label
                  Frescobaldi Remole Toscana Rosso 2006
                  Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Antinori Villa Toscana 2006 Front Label
                    Antinori Villa Toscana 2006
                    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Tenuta Luce Lucente 2006 Front Label
                    Tenuta Luce Lucente 2006
                    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Argiano Non Confunditur 2006 Front Label
                    Argiano Non Confunditur 2006
                    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                  • Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2006 Front Label
                    Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2006
                    Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                    • Terrabianca Campaccio 2006 Front Label
                      Terrabianca Campaccio 2006
                      Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                      • WE90
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                    • Ruffino Modus 2006 Front Label
                      Ruffino Modus 2006
                      Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                    • Cabreo Il Borgo 2006 Front Label
                      Cabreo Il Borgo 2006
                      Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
                      • WS93
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                    • La Massa Toscana 2006 Front Label
                      La Massa Toscana 2006
                      Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                    • Argiano Solengo 2006 Front Label
                      Argiano Solengo 2006
                      Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                    • Brancaia Il Blu 2006 Front Label
                      Brancaia Il Blu 2006
                      Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                      • WE94
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                    • Antinori Tignanello (3 Liter Bottle) 2006 Front Label
                      Antinori Tignanello (3 Liter Bottle) 2006
                      Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                    • Antinori Tignanello 2006 Front Label
                      Antinori Tignanello 2006
                      Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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                    • Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis 2006 Front Label
                      Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis 2006
                      Tuscan Blends from Tuscany, Italy
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