"With a saturated, ruby color the 2005 Secolo is all about aromatics, finesse and elegance. It has a pebbly, minerally notes with shades of blackberry, dried herbs, mocha, showcasing it's cooler vintage attributes. Although not as "big" as the 2004, it still packed a lot of black cherry, currant fruits with complex sandalwood and leafiness. It finishes with mild tannins that remind you that aging will reward, yet is unusually caressing at this stage. This wine's sexiness is it's balance and aromatics, uncommon in California Red Meritage wines, which should make a convert out of any die hard, Red Bordeaux fans."
paid $21.99 on sale very good to really good. tries to be a better wine than it is but opens up after over night with vanilla red raspberry, blackberry, and lavendar. at first, lots of fruit with lavender layers and maybe raisins some notes of vinella and blackberry creep in after one hour of opening
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2003 Vintage) Youthfully simple and fairly fruity with a sweet, woody streak to its aromas, this medium-full-bodied bottling is slightly rounded in early feel with a firmer underbelly as it crosses the palate. It c...
Wine Spectator(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/06
Wine Spectator(From 2001 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/04.