This super Tuscan styled Tuttorosso includes 27% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Syrah. It captures the Sangio character, the tangy acids, the plummy fruit, the hints of leaf and fennel, and beefs up the natural thinness of the grape with the Cab and Syrah. So the wine gains some weight and muscle, keeps its balance, and checks in at just 13.7% alcohol. It's a lovely effort.
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.