This ruby-colored Riserva Sangiovese offers plush, thick density with loads of red cherry and background tones of toast, vanilla, pipe tobacco and moist earth. It’s a well-made, modern wine that ends on a soft, velvety high note.
This 50–50 blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon offers impressive balance. It delivers a medley of red fruit, spice, leather, chocolate and tobacco notes. The palate is soft and rich on the finish.
Plum and anise surround the berry fruit in the bouquet of this stylish medium-weight bottling. There’s a slightly chalky feel to the palate. Cherries, with more anise notes and a dry finish of powdery tannins, close this attractive value. Best now through 2002.
A muted nose of red berries and earth opens to an even palate of cherry fruit with mineral and cocoa accents. This smoothly textured, lighter-styled wine is a good choice for antipasto, served a little cool. Still very young, it should be better in six months, too.
Bulky and awkward at first, with grapey, powdery aromas. A touch green and funky at its core, but with enough surrounding black cherry and blackberry to hang in there. Finishes with firm tannins.