Querciabella, Maremma (Tuscany, Italy) ‘Mongrana’ 2005

_Imported by Maisons Marques & Domaines ($18)

From one of the leading producers in Chianti, this is a sumptuous blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and sangiovese, made with grapes grown west of Chianti, in the Maremma region. The first vintage to come from Querciabella’s operation there, it is a very exciting debut, especially as it offers superior value.