If I Could Buy Only One – September 10 VINTAGES Release

We asked our writers, “If you could buy only one wine from this release, which one would it be and why?”

Tenuta Sette Ponti’s Crognolo 2019

($34.95, Trialto Wine Group)
John Szabo – This week my ‘only one’ crests into the mid-$30s in price, but delivers premium value in the lofty super-Tuscan category, a worthy splurge for a special weekend meal or upcoming Thanksgiving celebration. The Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo 2019 is a terrific vintage for Tuscany in general and this wine in particular, the Setti Ponti estate’s excellent ‘second’ wine made from sangiovese and merlot from the heart of the Chianti Classico area (the estate name, meaning seven bridges, refers to its location near the seventh bridge up the Arno River from Florence). Red fruit is fresh and ripe, wood spice nicely integrated, and tannins abundant but plush and velvety. The finish hangs on impressively. Well made wine, Tuscan in style with modern sheen and polish. Best 2024-2030.

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