Three value wines that deserve your attention this summer



So while I'm writing up Barolo like mad you can bet that some Sangiovese and Italian whites will be getting opened over the coming weeks. Carlo Russo has selected three great wines for the coming months and not only are they on sale, but you can have them shipped to you free of charge (ground shipping in the continental US). Read more about the offer to the right, and keep reading for details on these classic value wines.

2007 Cimarelli Verdicchio Dei Castelli di Jesi
Kicking off this great offer is Luca Cimarelli's lovely Verdicchio Classico. A rich, soft interpretation of this Italian classic, the Cimarelli is full of textbook smoke and mineral aromatics with rich pear fruit and almond notes in the mouth. This is ideally suited to rich white fish and veal dishes but will be a great match for just about any summer picnic fare.

When the weather turns warmer Carlo Russo's Wine and Spirit World thinks about Sangiovese, just like I do! They've selected two great wines that are sure to please. One, from Tuscany, is a 100% Sangiovese from the Montalcino region while the other, from Umbria, is a blend that includes Cabernet and Merlot.

2006 Poggio San Polo Rubio
From this well known producer of Brunello di Montalcino, recently purchased by the team of Leonard LoCascio and Marilisa Allegrini, comes Rubio: a lighter styled, easy drinking 100% Sangiovese redolent of dried herbs, blackberries, ash and chocolate shavings. With bright berry fruit and gentle spice tones in the mouth this is just perfect for pairing with grilled sausages and tomato based dishes.

2005 Turlo di Salviano
A classic "Super-Tuscan" blend, though coming from the bordering province of Umbria, that has produced a wine with rich, refined aromas of toasty oak, jammy black fruits and hints of graphite and violets. Full of sweet, plummy fruit and subtle dried herb tones this sleek, medium bodied wine would be great partnered with a fine steak, even better with some chimmichurri sauce!

Anyway you slice it, or mix and match your case, this is a great offer. Remember there is free ground shipping on all orders of 12 bottles or more placed before June 9th, 2009. Remember to enter the code WSWFREE at checkout to receive this free shipping deal.

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