Sassello is an extremely well integrated wine with deep aromas of black cherry, forest berry, chocolate fudge and leather. The wine is sweet, succulent and round in the mouth with a slight alcoholic tug at the very end. Pair it with steak and green pepper cream sauce.
Depth and richness are hinted at by berry aromas with a touch of liqueur. The palate runs snappy and snazzy, with racy but tasty cherry and raspberry fruit. This is a solid, medium-oak Sangiovese that shows modern touches as well as traditional purity.
Sassello is Sangiovese from a high hillside vineyard that offers pretty spice renderings and good dimension overall. Its blackberry, Amaretto, natural rubber and moist earth aromas and flavors offer plenty of complexity.
There’s a hint of initial ripeness or stewiness on the nose in the form of blackberry preserves and strawberry but it’s not enough to be a problem. In fact, the wine comes in line with just a few swirls of the glass to reveal more delicate and ethereal notes of spice and vanilla.
This fun, non-filtered Riserva offers thick density and attractive intensity with aromas of dark fruit, spice, leather and root beer. The wine is desne and chewy in the mouth with a grainy quality to its tannins.
This is a plush, meaty wine with a dark, almost purplish hue and remarkable persistence and presence on the palate. Black cherry, ripe blueberries, vanilla, roasted nut and spice appear nicely on the nose without overwhelming the natural fruit. It has a chewy, juicy feel with silky tannins and good length on the finish.
Well concentrated with a thick, meaty appearance, this Chianti Classico offers aromas of black fruit, hickory smoke, root beer and black pepper. The texture is thick and determined and there’s a slightly sweet note of ripe fruit on the close.
Creamy berry and cherry aromas with glove-leather accents open into a tart cherry palate. Strikes a lean profile, with cedar and leather notes and even tannins on the dry finish. Best cellared a year or two; if it evolves well, it may merit a higher score.