The Carlton Restaurant

Italian Wines Red Tuscany

ANTINORI CHIANTI CLASSICO “TIGNANELLO”11–A powerful, concentrated style, boasting cherry, plum, leather, earth and tobacco flavors. Fine intensity propels the long, spice- and earth-tinged finish. Balanced overall.”………109.99

ARCANUM “IL FAUNO”’10  –  This Tuscan winery is owned by the enormous Jackson Family of Wines operation, and it’s only the company’s second Italian brand under its umbrella. Tenuta di Arceno’s Il Fauno di Arcanum bottling (not the same as Arcanum) is a Bordeaux-style blend of 56% merlot, 23% cabernet franc, 20% cabernet sauvignon, and 1% petit verdot.  It’s a complex little number, with a nose that kicks off some menthol, dense wood, licorice, and a touch of coal. On the body, more fruit comes through — though restraint is the name of the game — as notes of blackberry and currant emerge, plus a backbone of dark chocolate and a bit of coffee grounds. Some fresh tobacco leaf pops in on the finish. A restrained wine, but one with a lot of charm.”……….69.99

ARCANUM “VALADORNA”’09  –  Brimming with sweet cherry, raspberry, mushroom, anise and spice flavors, this is balanced and fresh, with a long, energetic aftertaste of dried fruit, spice and tea. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.”………149.99

BARICHELLO TORRAIA’12……..99.99

BRANCATELLI GUISEPE SYRAH’09 ……..119.99

BRANCATELLI VALLE DEL SOGNO CABERNET FRANC/CABERNET SAUVIGNON’11 ……..139.99

BRANCATELLI VALLE DELLE STELLE CABERNET BLEND’12….45.99

CA MARCANDA MAREMMA GAJA PROMIS” RED BLEND’13  –  “This wine is a blend of Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese grapes. It’s a beautiful expression of fleshy ripe blackberries, fig, cassis, violets and sundried tomato. A mouth-coating texture and a lively acidity make for a delicious interplay of textures and flavors across the palate. This is one of Italy’s best producers. This winery is famed vintner Angelo Gaja’s project in Tuscany’s coastal region of Maremma.”……..119.99

CASADEI “FILARE 41″’04…83.99

CASANOVA Di NERI BRUNELLO MONTALCINO’12 – Effusive aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry, floral, mineral and tobacco are at the center of this linear, vibrant red. Well-structured, this offers terrific length on the sinewy finish.”……129.99

CASTELLO di POPPIANO SANGIOVESE TOSCO FORTE’14  –  This starts out with a core of cherry fruit on a round frame, accented by leather, earth and rose hip tea notes, and ends with density and dusty tannins.”……..54.99

FATTORIA LE PUPILLE MORELLINO DI SCANSANO’13  – “Silky and pure, featuring crushed plum fruit gilded with violet and lavender hints. The fruit sails through the finish. Grenache and Syrah.”…..34.99

GABBIANO TUSCANY-CHIANTI CLASSICO ’12  “Made with 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot and 5% Colorino, this straightforward, savory wine opens with aromas of ripe berry, tobacco, blue flowers and a whiff of cedar. The bright, accessible palate delivers crushed black cherry, licorice and white pepper alongside supple tannins and fresh acidity.”……….29.99

MONTENIDOLI  VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO VERNACCIA’14  – “The excellent 2014 Vernaccia di San Gimignano Fiore is made from the precious “mosto fiore” or the the first juice to emerge from the press before the skins, seeds and stems are put under excessive pressure. This pure must results in a more floral and delicate interpretation with clean lines, crisp acidity and delicate aromas of white flower and tropical fruit, as well as mint and saffron. This is an exceptional wine from the Tuscan City of Towers.”…………55.99

VILLA PUCCINI SANGIOVESE BLEND’14 – Plenty of dried fruit and chocolate aromas and flavor. Medium body, lovely ripe tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Really pretty to drink now. Sangiovese with 10% merlot.”……………32.99