Who doesn’t love a landscape of autumn leaves in shades of deep red, yellow, and brown? It’s an awe-inspiring site and, like seeing a rainbow, never loses its magic and magnificence. When I first saw the label for this choice of my wine of the week, I had that same feeling of excitement. A beautiful arrangement of fall leaves, edged in gold, against a lovely cafe-au-lait background. It’s the Carpineto Dogajolo Tuscan blend. Sometimes a pretty label can mask a faulty wine, but in this case what’s inside may be even more exciting than its label. The Dogajolo is a blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and it’s delicious, with the darker fruit notes of the Cab enhancing the earthiness of the Sangiovese. It’s great any time of year,but is especially lovely as the leaves turn this month and next. Pair this wine with anything from game-day foods to lamb chops to prime rib. As the International Wine of the Month Club says, “Rare is the Tuscan red that offers as much flavor and charm as Carpineto’s 2020 Dogajolo “Baby Super Tuscan” – a very fine red wine ready to drink from the moment it is poured; yet it will continue to mature in bottle for several years to reward those savvy enough to stash a few bottles away.” I have bottles stashed away, as this is a go-to for me. And I get to pretend I’m in Italy with my brother and sister-in-law! Multo Bene!