The wine opens with a pretty ruby appearance and follows through with aromas of blue flower, lavender, red apple skin, cola, root beer and vanilla. In fact, it shares few characteristics with your standard Merlot.
Here’s an oak-driven wine with intense aromas of toasted nut and vanilla that need a few more years of cellar aging before they soften. The wine’s natural structure is lean and crisp and the fruit still has a hard time peeking through.
Vibrant and lively, this fruit-driven Chianti Classico offers delicate shadings of almond paste, allspice, ground ginger and rose. Its concentration is just right, not too thick and not too thin, and it boasts a supple, velvety feel.