Don’s April Premier Series Top Picks

Spring at Endrizzi Vineyards

April offers a bevy of good wines from which to choose, but one wine clearly stands out to me and that is Endrizzi’s 2011 Serpaiolo Maremma – this month’s Premier Series Top Pick.  The 2011 vintage posed some challenges in Chianti Classico and throughout much of Tuscany due to excessive heat, but Tuscany’s cooler coastal areas such as Maremma escaped the heat’s wrath and produced exceptional wines.  And in many cases the region’s producers turned out their finest wines to date.  In Maremma, 2011 was a banner year for Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot as well as for region’s Sangiovese, which is why the 2011 Serpaiolo (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese) offers exceptional depth, flavor, and structure and earns this month’s Top Pick.  It is a Super Tuscan to enjoy now and for the next 5 plus years.  Enjoy!