A Taster's Journey is a newsletter on food, wine and travel. After 15 years of studying, tasting, teaching, and selling wine, I created this newsletter to not only share my passion about wine, but of food and travel as well. Each month I hope to share wines that I am drinking, food that is in season, restaurants that I have enjoyed, and places I have traveled. Enjoy!"

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Wine of the Month: Montepeloso Eneo 2001 ($35)

December 24th, 2003

Montepeloso is a producer of Super Tuscan wines. Their vineyards are located on a hill near the Tuscan coast just outside the town of Suvereto. Eneo is the entry level wine of the three they produce, and it may be my favorite of all the wines I tasted this year. It is a blend of 70% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot and 5% Colorino that is aged in new oak barrels to give it more of a new world style. The wine is a deep red, layered with dark berry fruit, cedar, pepper and spices. The concentrated fruit and tannins are well balanced by acidity resulting in a harmonious blend of flavors. This wine is somewhat limited, but it’s outstanding and worth seeking out.

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