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A sleekly styled Italian red showcasing the elegance that hallmarks the best of Italy, whether it is shoes, clothes, cars, architecture or wine. This wine’s character is awash in ripe, rich berry aromas and flavors that offer an intense purity and concentration.
This wine earned 4 (out of 5) stars, Decanter.com (June 2008)
2 Bicchieri (glasses), Vini d’Italia 2009
90 points, Jamie Goode’s Wine Blog (Oct. 5, 2008): “A single-vineyard wine made primarily from Corvina and Corvinone grape varieties, then aged in oak. It shows sweet cherry and berry fruit character with a liqueur-like purity, as well as some subtle earthy, spicy elements in the background. It's really quite elegant with good concentration, yet at the same time a lightness and purity to the fruit. There's a bit of textural richness but it never loses it fresh, cherryish fruity character."
It will show best if decanted and served at 60°F with roasted meat or game dishes like venison or steak tartare.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.