(1997 Vintage) Blending these grapes results in a wine that is a deep garnet color. It has a great perfumed nose of brambly berry, smoke and earth. The fruit also has some nice black cherry from the Sangiovese and a richer, almost thick Zin berry nose from the smaller berries of the Primitivo. Fans of the old Montelena Zinfandel will easily recognize the basic framework of this wine but with a much broader fruit spectrum and bigger body. Basically bold broad fruit, round with a good tannin grip that tapers off ...
Wine Advocate(1996 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97