2018 Conestabile Della Staffa Case Sparse Rosso IGT Umbria $20 - 91 points

A sheer delight to drink, this ciliegiolo-dominant sangiovese blend is very light; shimmering and translucent in the glass and with a touch of cloudiness. Soft on the nose, this lightweight red is an exercise in modesty. Gentle tannins, light acidity, and clocking in at just 12%, the chill tone allows for its extraordinary purity and liveliness to shine without interference. Both modern and Old world, but 100% Italian. Would be a 93 or 94 if it were $16 and easier to find. But then it might not be quite so special. 91 points