This wine opens with a full Zin-like nose, all pepper and plum with traces of blackberry and though it’s a touch oaky the wine’s easy to drink with soft, ripe tannins. A blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Merlot.
This blend of Bordeaux varieties (39% Cab Sauv, 37% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot, 8% Cab Franc and 4% Malbec) opens with a nice purity of fruit, mainly plum and cassis and shows a deftness of blending. There’s a touch of green pepper at the finish.
A little bitter in acidity, but that’s by itself. A nice buttery lobster will certainly complement it. Otherwise, it has rich tropical fruit and a zesty minerality, and a long finish.
You’ll find some tannins and herbaceous aromas and flavors in this Cab, which actually give it good grip, and makes it easier to pair with complex foods. It’s very dry, with plummy, blackberry flavors.