This blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 10% Sangiovese opens with aromas of toasted oak, espresso, black fruit and whiffs of green pepper. The densely concentrated, low-acid palate is one-dimensional, delivering fleshy black cherry and bell pepper accented with roasted coffee bean and sweet vanilla. Drink soon.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.