Intriguing aromas of bright fruit, dried cherries and raspberry, intertwined with an array of spice and smoked almonds plus a slight earthy undertone. It has a solid mid-palate with well balanced yet ample tannins and acidic structure, softened by a layer of dates and a hint of dark chocolate.
88 points, Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast (May 1, 2011): “…an ancient Italian variety akin to California Zinfandel…a beast of rich red fruit and chocolate mocha, still robustly tannic…”
“Best of Class,” Silver Medal (Italian Other Red Varietals), San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
This wine is can be compared between a spicy Barbera and a bright Petite Sirah. Serve with savory sauces, Italian pasta with red sauce and grilled meats.
Just 260 cases made. Decant 10 minutes before serving. Hold 3-5 years.
Recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.