Keith, owner of Elevens Imports has a great palate and tons of energy! He works hard to find awesome deals from Europe and does an outstanding job. Not too long ago one of his wines landed as a pick of the month. I went crazy for that wine and still have a few bottles at the store. Once again, Keith has rooted out a fantastic value, this time from Italy (the prior pick was from Spain).

2017 Torre Zambra Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Abruzzo, Italy)… $12.

Plums and red flowers on the nose with a touch of earth and funk. Plum and blackberry notes dominate the palate with a solid backbone of red flowers and balanced acidity. Tobacco notes join up on the mid-palate into the pleasing, long finish. The tannins are structured and soft. This is a balanced, complex wine and over delivers for the money. Light and powerful at the same time. (B+)


Stan The Wine Man

About Stan The Wine Man

I am a blue collar wine guy who has been in the biz for over twenty years. I work at a store in a tourist destination stop. I work hard at finding the best wine for the money. I love the challenge of learning my customer's palate so I can find the best wine for them, whether it is Petrus or white zinfandel. Cheers!
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