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Murphy's Wine Shop new Wine of the Month - great Italian value under $15

Murphy's Wine Shop - Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Just wanted to let everyone know about the new Murphy's Wine of the Month program that we just kicked off.  Each month we will feature one special wine that represents great quality at a great value (usually under $20).  The restaurant is also in on this, and will feature each Wine of the Month on the "By The Glass" wine list.  This means you can come grab a taste before you take home a case!

For our inaugural Wine of the Month we chose a wine that I recently wrote about, but due to the overwhelming response and feedback we decided to feature it throughout April.  This is a value gem (it should really be closer to $20) from one of Tuscany's greatest vintages!

Castiglion del Bosco Rosso di Montalcino 2006
Bottle Price: $13.99/bottle
Case Price: $11.96/bottle!!
Only $143.52 for a 12 bottle case before tax!

100% Sangiovese
6 months in French Oak (30% new)
This is a delightful wine for the money.  Everyone who has tasted it shares the same confused look when they hear the price.  I myself thought maybe I'd fallen into the punch when I tasted this, and actually asked to re-taste it a few days later to make sure I wasn't crazy!  Beautifully evolved, but not even close to tired.  A modern style with rich cherries, plums, herbs, and chocolate.  Medium bodied, delicious, and at the price it’s pretty much guilt-free.  A nice little wine from a great vintage.  It's also quickly becoming the servers' new "go-to" red wine for themselves so be sure to grab some before it's gone.

Cheers,
Michael