Made from a clonal selection of the estate’s best Cabernet Sauvignon, this cheerful red is concentrated and extracted with a seductively sweet-smelling nose. It is by no means simple: Background aromas of tar, root beer, espresso, chopped mint and bright berry speak to its Tuscan roots. It’s still a bit thick and chewy in the mouth, so drink it after 2012 and give…
This is a ripe and chewy wine with syrupy aromas of mature cherry, blackberry, cured meat and pipe tobacco (there’s a 10% component of Cabernet Sauvignon that adds density and thickness to the Sangiovese). The wine is smooth and velvety with a very vibrant and bright feel on the close.
Nothing is understated here. This is a huge, brawny red wine with ripe cherry preserve, prune, chocolate fudge, smoke, tobacco, black pepper and resin-like notes that sees 16 months of oak aging. It’s very ripe and concentrated, with velvety tannins and a smoky aftertaste.
This is a flat, broad style of Chianti Classico (with 10% Cabernet) that delivers thick notes of ripe berry, plum, prune, molasses, leather and spice. The tannins are tight and the wine has great length. It has the grit and staying power to pair with succulent cuts of beef or barbecued meat.
This succulent Riserva Chianti Classico offers depth and dimension thanks to its layered aromas of blackberry, leather, tobacco, spice and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is rich and velvety: It is accented by sweet berry flavors and fueled by a long, creamy finish.
Minty and tight on the nose, with a hint of green pepper, plum and earth. Weighs in heavy but not fat; the body is smooth and creamy but snappy enough to remain upright. A bit tannic, but not enough to worry about. Finishes round, with coffee and smoke notes.
Starts with plum, berry and light wood aromas. The flavor profile is pure red fruit, mostly plum, with nice acidity keeping things propped up. A bit of excess tannin on the finish roughs it up a bit, but with food that will not be an issue. Improves with airing.
A complex nose of cherry, soy, leather and pine opens to a mouthful of red-berry, pepper and spice flavors. An elegant rather than weighty wine, with bright acidity to keep it lively. Finishes with tangy tannins and a black-tea note.