Gorgeous, sensuous nose of clove, blueberry and blackberry lifted with high-toned graphite, mineral, and olive aromas. The wine explodes across your palate with waves of blackberry pie, sweet oak, and hints of mint and mocha that never seem to end. This solid core of fruit is well supported by silky tannins in this lush, hedonistic yet balanced and harmonious effort. Fantastic. If you love the big, rich style of Napa Cabernet this wine is right up your alley…in fact, I would not hesitate to put this wine up against any of the Napa big boys.
Style: Full, Smooth
Flavors: Blackberry, Blueberry, Graphite, Mineral
Lot 374 is a "Super Tuscan" (basically, any red wine that doesn’t conform to the Tuscan region's DOC(G) blending requirements). This is a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Sangiovese. The 2006 vintage scored 93 points from the Wine Enthusiast with a retail price tag of $95/bottle under the original label…the bottling one level down scored 92 points from the Enthusiast for the 2007 vintage. We purchased the entire production (500 cases) of the top-tier-level bottling.