(2007 Vintage) Subtle yet seductive aromas of toasty oak and ripe plum mingle with hints of rich vanilla and earth notes. A creamy texture, rounded mouthfeel, and bright acidity hold flavors of dark cherry, spicy plum, mocha, and black tea. The luscious vanillin oak layers over the spicy fruit and lingers into the long finish. Enhanced by 17 months aging in carefully selected barrels, this food-friendly Sangiovese is an ideal match with melon wrapped prosciutto, panzanella salad, brick-oven pizza, spicy roasted chicken, your favorite Italian meal, and more. Salute!
Wine & Spirits(2006 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 06/09. Ripe sangiovese flavors of cherries and cherry tomatoes last along with tannins that tend to dominate the fruit. Braised Nieman Ranch goat would bring the fruit forward.