The $10,000 Cellar, Part One

Tipping the scales with $100 wines


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I wavered a bit when thinking of including Sangiovese here. Don’t get me wrong I do love Sangiovese, but rarely do I spend this sort of money for them. Rarely of course being the operative word here. It does happen, reluctantly if I must admit, because these wines were much less expensive just a few short years ago.

I really do feel that if you’re going to build a world class cellar you owe it to yourself to include Sangiovese-based wines, by that I do mean wines from Tuscany. To be honest, they are the only wines I can think of at this price point and with this sort of ageing potential.

Great recent vintages in Tuscany to look out for include 2006, 2004, 2001 and 1999.

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  • Snooth User: JonDerry
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    Been waiting for the $100 and under Barolo rec's, also good to see some sub-$100 Northern Rhone suggestions...looking forward to installment II

    Apr 05, 2012 at 1:34 AM

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