VIVAIO DEI BARBI MORELLINO DI SCANSANO 2000, Tuscany, Italy, 13.0%, #720177 $16.95
Tony Aspler gives this 4 1/2 stars (of 5) and says: "This Sangiovese wine comes from a less fashionable part of Tuscany but is bargain-priced compared with Chianti Classico. Dense ruby colour, warm, roasted red berry nose; medium-bodied, sweet cherry fruit with lively acidity and a firm tannic finish". My notes: I agree - very nice, almost yummy nice. A smooth medium-bodied dry red sipper, perhaps a little soft on fruit but good on most things that count and the price is right. With the tannin should have a couple years cellaring potential. Good with a Subway BMT with red peppers and Chipotle sauce. Wine of the Month March 2005.