This is a blend of Sangiovese 60%, Merlot 30%, Sagrantino 10%.  It was purchased in Italy and brought back by friends.  This is one of those simple wines that probably tastes better young and certainly when consumed on vacation.  That said, it was delightful in a local Italian restaurant with some simple pasta dishes.  This vintage doesn't seem available in the US, but later vintages retail for around $16.  Deep ruby in color.  The nose has cherries, roasted herbs and a bit of chocolate.  Just guessing, but this likely sees no oak.  On the palate, this has nice acidity.  The cherries come thru along with a bit of herbal notes.  Works well with our food.  Drink sooner than later.  Plus, it is always fun and an honor when friends are willing to share their vacation finds and memories with us.  

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
88
Vintage: 
2016

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