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Every once in a while you have to splurge. I mean go large in a big, big way. Hence this post.

In April we took the kids to Hilton Head for spring break, and stayed with our best friends. Coincidentally, it was my birthday. So, Moxie- being the all-around great gal that she is, made reservations at Red Fish restaurant. Turns out, they have a wine shop too. You can either order your wine off the menu, or browse their excellent shop and they simply charge you corkage! I was torn between several outstanding Pinots, a Bordeaux, or the chance of a lifetime- Marchesi Antinori’s Tignanello 2006.  Rated an average of 93 points by the pro’s, I couldn’t resist.  A blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cab Sav and 5% Cab Franc (You know how much I like the Franc) this beauty is a monster.  Can you say TANNIC?  The peeps say to drink from 2012-2024, no doubt.  So, I committed wine-infanticide and took the plunge.  My buddy, Uncle T and I relished this wine and found it to be really complex, with depth and breadth.  The wine is fantastic, with ample fruit, body, tannins and the ability to age for a long, long time.  I would further the drinking window and say to cellar until at least 2016- patience will reward you well.  A five star wine that I would potentially rate 94 points, you need one or two in the cellar.

PS. I didn’t have to go too large as the folks at Red Fish know how to price wines and don’t stick it to the man, ensuring that their clientele will be back time and again.  Well done you guys…. Oh, and the food was awesome!

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