#3 in Top 100, Italian Gem

Happy Monday!

This weekend was a particularly good wine weekend at my house. The bar was set high with the first bottle: the dynamite Benanti Etna Rosso 2014, which grabbed the #3 spot on Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 of 2016, an amazing achievement for a $20 wine!  

A natural cross-over red for Pinot noir lovers, this Sicilian red is one of the most versatile food pairs I've come across. From salmon to red sauce to sipping while you make dinner, you can hardly go wrong.  

Benanti Etna Rosso 2014

$17.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($19.95 regular)

#3 in Wine Enthusiast's Top 100 Wines of 2016, 94 points: "Made with 85% Nerello Mascalese and 15% Nerello Cappuccio, this radiant red boasts a beautiful fragrance of blue and red flower, ripe berry, cake spice and aromatic herb. The radiant, delicious palate doles out layers of juicy black cherry, raspberry compote, cinnamon, white pepper and clove while a mineral note backs up the lingering finish. It's young but balanced, with bright acidity and tightly wound but refined tannins."