(2008 Vintage) Ruby red with violet reflections. The bouquet is complex and intense, with notes of cassis, cherry jam, plums and chocolate. It denotes very clean flavors of tobacco, vanilla, eucalyptus and spice. These pleasant spicy notes displayed by the Syrah complement the red and black fruit and aromatic herbs, shown by Sangiovese, and the roundness typical of Merlot. On the palate, this wine is well bodied, with initial fruit forward notes, unfolding into round and elegant tannins. The finish is pleasantly refined, showing notes of ripe fruit together with aromas of vanilla and balsamic herbs.
tastes like a full flavored blend. very different flavor from a cab sav but still deep complexity.
fragrant & spicy
90 points Wine Spectator 2010 "Smart Buy"
really liked this one! Italy
smooth full body chianti.