A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 8% Syrah, this offers aromas of cassis, cedar, leather, black pepper and grilled herb. On the palate, coffee, chocolate, toast and a hint of powdered sage accent the blackberry and dried cherry core. Polished tannins make this already accessible. Drink through 2019.
Italian Editor Kerin O’Keefe reviews all Italian wines for Wine Enthusiast. Previously she wrote regularly on Italian wine for Wine News, World of Fine Wine and Decanter. She is the author of Franco Biondi Santi: The Gentleman of Brunello (2005), Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest Wines (2012) and Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine (2014).Email: email@example.com.