Costco store display of 2017 Petra Zingari Toscana

93 Points of Bottled Tuscan Sun for under $10 at Costco

Fast facts:

  • 2017 Zingari, Toscana, Italy ($9.99 @ Costco, California – Item #565343)
If you’re looking for a great everyday food wine, this might just be the ticket.  After doing some research online, I am surprised that even Costco is selling this wine for a hair under $10.  It sells elsewhere for nearly twice that price. And the scores!  Not only did the Wine Spectator award it 93 points, it placed it at #29 in its annual Top 100.  Reviews elsewhere are similarly glowing.
But enough of what the critics say, this is what the winemaker had to say:
“A pleasant, fresh wine, ready to drink. It is the result of an experimental approach to the vineyard and vinification. The vineyards that produce the grapes used in Zingari wines are located at the foot of the hills, partly in the village of Suvereto and partly in Riotorto. The soil is predominantly clay and sandy; for this reason a choice was made to ensure that the wine is known for its lightness and aroma. The grapes are hand-collected in the second half of August and, to bring out their fruity nature, they undergo a short maceration of a maximum of 7-10 days. Fermentation and refinement take place in stainless steel vats and it is here that the entire malolactic fermentation process occurs as well. Vinification involves the employment of technical experiments such as the use of experimental French-produced micro-oxygenation apparatus. Bottling takes place in a sterile atmosphere and a light refinement process also occurs in the bottle.”


Bottle and glass of 2017 Petra Zingari Toscana
A perfect food wine. Let’s get cooking!



Tasting Notes:

A well balanced wine with aromas of dark cherry, plum, tobacco, leather and toasted cedar. Flavors of black currant, blackberry and some slate makes this red both sumptuous and lively. Fresh earth, thyme and rosemary accents add depth. A mineral element emerges on the long finish. Shows fine balance overall and the QPR is rock solid.



Front label of 2017 Petra Zingari Toscana
Front label of 2017 Petra Zingari Toscana – sun, sun, sun here it comes.


This Zingari is comprised of equal parts Merlot, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Syrah.  It would pair exceptionally well with everything you think of as traditional Italian fare, especially if those dishes involve red sauces, or creamy cheese sauces. But it would go equally well with roasted meats, cheeseburgers as well as most meat free dishes.


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Happy hunting.



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