Opened this last night to serve alongside grilled pork chops dry rubbed with white pepper, oregano, basil, grey salt. It was a wonderful match. Plenty of fruit, bright, clean, good acidity to stand up to the spices. Think this is where this wine will stay at for a couple more years, but that's about it. However, at this time, it is a delicious bottle of wine.
Otis brought this to a Kybo dinner. Paired with a mushroom risotto. Some carmel nuances on the nose. Light to medium bodied. This had integrated tannins with red berry, spice and mocha notes. Good food wine. 87-88 points.
Purchased on release for $33. The blend is 95% Sangiovese and 5% cab sauvignon. I really enjoyed this wine, especially with the food (short ribs in particular). Their was a leathery black reaspberry characteristic that was quite appealing. Medium-bodied, with a nice acidity level. It finishes gently and is completely mature. Drink up.
Somehow this was in my cellar without CellarTracker 'knowing' about it. What a treat for the 4th! Red with a hint of browning. Great nose of spicey cherries and tobacco earth. Mouth coating fruit with a big midpalate and grainy tannins. Long finish. Easily my best experience with this wine to date.