Dense and dark with meaty concentration and intense aromas of bell pepper, crushed white pepper, blackberry and exotic spice, this Sangiovese (with 10% Merlot) from Tuscany delivers a distinctive personality. Those strong bell pepper flavors appear again in the mouth and ride long over the wine’s supple tannins.
Solidly constructed, this is a wine with attractive dark-cherry, licorice and toast aromatics. Medium-weight, with good acidity, it offers spicy cherry and oak flavors that extend onto the fairly long finish. A good wine to accompany pasta or cheeses.
An early whiff of barnyard gives way to more standard plum and berry aromas. After that, you’ll taste chunky raspberry and plum backed by healthy acidity. Finishes fairly long and strident, with cherry tomato making an appearance.
Ripe and slightly pruny aromatics are backed up by a rasiny palate that just doesn’t quite have the backbone or depth to bring this wine to a higher level. It’s pleasant and sweet enough, but it’s kind of hollow as well.