Beautiful ruby concentration sets the tone for what proves to be an irresistible Morellino with clear blueberry, sweet spice and cherry cough drop. This comes alive in the mouth thanks to its inherent freshness; would make an easy match to most pasta or meat dishes.
Exotic spice, red fruit, herbal notes and cherry cola characterize this 50-50 blend of Alicante and Syrah. The wine delivers measured intensity but does boast deep freshness thanks to its acidity and menthol finish.
You can really taste distinctive elements of sun-kissed Tuscany: You’ll get extraripe cherry fruit, exotic spice, leather and even a touch of licorice. The nose is not huge in intensity but it does speak of its terroir.
Dense, with bacon aromas as well as murkiness. Not terribly defined, but it does pick up confidence with time. Plum, berry and cherry flavors precede a round finish that starts off fruity then turns warm. Tastes better than it smells.
Heady and ultra rich; it’s a Syrah-Alicante marriage that’s on the cusp of syrupy and overdone. Aromatically, we’re talking caramel and toast, while the palate is so loaded with black plum and berry that it’s straddling the breaking point. Ultimately it’s just too heavy, oaky and clumsy to make the grade in the class it’s playing in.