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Wine Review: Monte Antico’s Toscana 2009

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                                      Beautiful Beautiful Brown Eyes Monte Antico's Toscana 2009 has a high grape aroma that is apparent upon first pour. The color is a dark maroon red which indicates its hardiness and ideal winter selection. Tears are large and medium paced that represents its medium body. Oxidization on the glass is apparent that smoothed out the taste.  It is fruity by nature and full of ripe grape flavor. There is a light level of acidity and tannin aftertaste. Monte Antico’s Toscana  2009 is a red wine blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot.  It is an Italian import from the Toscana region. According to Wine-Searcher.com it was the 1199 th popular wine on their site. It was given a rank of 87 and is considered a strong buy.  The wine comes from the Maremma, Colline Pisane and Colli Fiorentini  regions of Tuscany.  The area’s history is recorded back to the 8 th century B.C. Etruscans   who used to sharecrop with local ari