Cedar, cherry and menthol aromas open to a classic tart black-cherry and cinnamon-accented palate. Full, smooth and dry, it finishes long with some leather and black-tea flavors and solid tannins. Very handsomely constructed, this superbly balanced wine is already drinking well and should continue to improve.
This well-made wine shows good cherry fruit and a licorice or mint note on the nose. Round and fairly full on the palate, it shows complex and classic Chianti flavors—cherries, plums, cinnamon and leather—and the modern addition of toasty oak. Shows good length and some dusty tannins on the back end.
Open in the nose, with aromatic notes of blackberry. Although it’s rather simple and straightforward, it’s a good wine. The cherry and ripe plum fruit come up to the brim, while the big, tasty finish is perfectly balanced and accessible.
A bit of leather and raisin get it going, followed by berry, citrus and tannins. Comes on lean, where it resembles the whicker-basket wines of the old days. A touch too rudimentary and tart to score higher.