1967 Grifone Toscana
February 4, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
A bit of clarification. This is not a 1967 vintage. Rather, the wine itself is called 1967. Our winemaking partners have fond recollections of this particular year, as it was the first year they blended a "Toscana," the result of adding Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah to Sangiovese. Without these additions, the Sangiovese on its own would be a Chianti. With these additions (10% and 5%, respectively), it could also be called a "Super Tuscan." It's definitely a super wine.
1967 Grifone Toscana is a fruit-forward, bright ruby-red color. On the nose, it's redolent of oak, and a bouquet of fresh fruit. Flavors of cherry and plum build to a lush oak finish, making this an ideal partner to dishes like lasagna, roasted meats, and even hearty soups like Minestrone. Our price on this wine, a mere $5.99* a bottle, is absolutely extraordinary for a wine of this quality. So pick up a bottle (or two) and get ready to party like it’s 1967.
*1967 Grifone Toscana is currently available in Trader Joe's stores where wine is sold. It is $5.99 unless otherwise noted here: CA: $4.99 and OH: $7.99. Alcohol availability & price may vary due to state laws, taxes, shipment fees & other such stuff. (If we could, we would.)