This is a unique and quirky blend, but so seductive. Half Sangiovese and half Cabernet Franc, it strikes an Italian pose, with scents and flavors of tobacco and sour cherry backed with lip-smacking acidity. The Cabernet Franc lends prune, plum and coffee notes.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.