CRITIC: Monica Larner
Here is a tempting wine to pair with your favorite lasagna or ravioli dish. The 2016 Villa Antinori is made with red grapes sourced in various parts of Tuscany and production is a staggering 3.6 million bottles per year (300,000 12-bottle cases). All the kinks have been worked out in this value wine, and you can count on fresh fruit flavors backed by light spice and leather. Drink Date: 2019-2024.
CRITIC: Bruce Sanderson
Lush, juicy fruit introduces this polished red, displaying cherry, strawberry and earth flavors, with a light touch of oak. Firm, pliable tannins guard the moderately long finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Drink now through 2023. 80,000 cases made.
CRITIC: Kerin O'Keefe
Polished and savory, this smooth red has aromas of dark-skinned berry, fragrant blue flower and baking spice. The sleek palate offers juicy Marasca cherry, star anise and a hint of espresso alongside glossy tannins and fresh acidity.
CRITIC: Antonio Galloni
The 2016 Villa Antinori is fabulous. Plump, juicy and aromatically expressive, the Villa Antinori overachieves its modest price tag by a wide margin. Black cherry, licorice, spice and new leather notes are pushed forward in a modern, flamboyant Tuscan red that hits all the right notes. This is a superb level of quality for a wine with a production that reaches a staggering 3.5 million bottles a year.