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"As you know, good wines at $40 and above aren't hard to find— but we've found a wine that drinks as well as most in that price range for under $16! The 94 point 2016 Tommasi Poggio Al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that outperforms its 'value' status and then some. Poggio al Tufo is the new project from Tommasi, a powerful producer of Amarone and mainstay in the Veneto. This little Super Tuscan comes from the Maremma in Tuscany, a region that has given us a few of our favorite values over the past several years. Tommasi purchased the vineyards in 1997, then began a meticulous replanting program. It's been worth the wait. The soils here are rich in tufo, a type of volcanic rock that is a vital contributor in the micro-climate that makes this wine such a knockout. This 'Smart Buy' (Wine Spectator) is the wine to stock up on. We are at the end of vintage for this tasty, well-priced cab, and then this terrific 2016 will be gone." – Lance Montalto, The Wine House


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NOTE: The Wine House not open for walk-in customers. We offer curbside pickup between 11AM and 6PM. Please see below for curbside pickup instructions and contact us before coming to the store.

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2016 Poggio al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana
94 Points James Suckling
91 Points Wine Spectator (Smart Buy)
Release Price: $18
Wine House: $15.99

94 Points: "A cabernet that flits between black peppers, beautifully fresh elderberries, lavender and violets. Medium to full body, lots of spicy undergrowth flavors and a long, chewy finish. Drink in 2020" – James Suckling (September 2018)

91 Points: "Dark and concentrated, with the vibrant structure imparting fluidity. Dill, blackberry, black currant and toasted spice flavors linger, with the dusty tannins sealing the deal. Best from 2020 through 2025." – Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (February 2019)

FROM THE WINERY


ESTATE
Poggio al Tufo is located in Tuscany’s coastal Maremma region near Pitigliano, an historical Etruscan city known for its volcanic soils rich in tufo, a specific type of volcanic rock. The estate was the first of the Tommasi Family Estates to be located outside of Valpolicella, where the historical winemaking family is based. Seeing tremendous potential in this once swampy coastal stretch of Tuscany, the Tommasi family purchased 163 acres of land there in 1997. Poggio al Tufo encompasses 3 estates in different areas of the Maremma, each with its own unique microclimate, but all sharing the influence of volcanic soil and Mediterranean breezes.

WINE
Poggio al Tufo Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine with an exuberant and decisive character that clearly reflects the Tuscan coastal terroir from which the grapes are sourced. The Rompicollo vineyard from which the grapes hail benefits from a Southern exposure and volcanic soils, which lends a marked minerality to the wine, and classic Cabernet flavors of black fruit that take on a lovely warmth while maintaining expressive spicy freshness.

VINEYARD
Soils: The major soil type is tufo, a soil rich in volcanic rock. Vineyards are planted at high density, from 6,500-8,700 hl/ha, for maximum fruit quality.
Grape Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

WINEMAKING
Fermentation: Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures between 26- 30°C for ten days.
Aging: The wine is then aged for 12 months in Slavonian oak.

TASTING NOTE
Offering an intense bouquet of dark fruit, spices and licorice, the wine is well balanced and well structured, with plenty of fruit and good length. Perfect with pasta that have red meat sauces, white meats, and fresh cheeses.
TO ARRANGE CURBSIDE PICKUP:

1) Place your online order.
- We will process the transaction and let you know when your order is ready to pick up.

2) After you receive the email confirmation from us that your order is ready for pickup, email us to tell us you want curbside pickup. Please give us 1.5 hours to get your order staged and consolidated with any other orders you may have placed. Please let us know the make, model and color of your vehicle.
- We will collect your wines and consolidate your orders.

3) Call us (310-479-3731) when you are 15 minutes away.
- We will move your wines to the front of the store.

4) Pull up in front of the store.
- We will put your wines in your car.

IMPORTANT: Curbside pickup is only available between 11AM and 6PM.

CONTACT US


The Wine House
2311 Cotner Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1877


310.479.3731 or 800.626.9463

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