Montepeloso 2008 Gabbro

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Owned by the uncompro­mising Fabio Chiarelotto, Montepeloso produces only 200 cases annually of Cabernet Sauvignon, which are grown on hillsides whose soils are largely clay and gravel. These heavily perfumed and richly flavored wines have firmly established this estate as one of Tuscany’s new stars. ($160)

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