Grifone Toscana 1967 is one of of the wines I’ve recently noticed in Trader Joe’s every expanding Italian wine section. It seems like only yesterday that all they offered was a single shelf of Chianti to represent this fine country. Then one day, I turned around, and it was like a whole new world of Italian wines all over Trader Joe’s! Oh happy day. This bottle is one of the cheaper options, coming in at $6.
The Grifone Toscana 1967 is, as you probably already know, a blended red wine. While the majority is Sangiovese, it is rounded off with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Syrah. This wine yield tons of fruit aromas and flavors. They really come at you from all angles. Then, just when you think there isn’t anything else to this wine, a dab of oak sneaks in towards the finish.
Given that this is a very drinkable wine for only $6, it is hard to say anything bad about it. Sure, the Grifone Toscana 1967 is not the best wine in the entire world (nor is it even the best $6 bottle), however it is a solid, drinkable option that is worth picking up next time you’re at Trader Joe’s.