Aromas of toasted oak, coffee and dried black fruit lead the nose. The palate offers sour cherry, espresso, dried sage and ground green pepper but there's not enough fruit richness to stand up to the astringent wood tannins that leave a mouth-drying finish.
This was a happy accidental find. Served at Morton’s Steakhouse under Italian Red. They couldn’t find it at first. I was thoroughly pleased with the aroma and flavors. Made the meal!
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.