Love this wine but it is a monster that needs time or air. i let a glass of this sit for over an hour for that purpose and that wasn't enough. Still, its outstanding. Purple in color. The nose has cherries, dark cherries, sandalwood and tea. On the palate, this has lots of fruit but not boisterous just intense. Firm tannins. Depth. Great acidity. Worked well with my pasta. Long finish. Needs probably another five to seven years and then should be good for another 15. Or decant for eight hours now and enjoy over a meal. Still some upside expected.
Purple in color. The nose has dark cherries, spice, and cedar. On the palate, this has nice acidity. Big, black cherry fruit. Fruit forward. Some tannins. Drinks easy. Seems more modern in style. Still has some development left in it though. It should gain in complexity.
Chianti. The name for some evokes thoughts of cheap wine. Not so fast. This is one of the best Chianti's one the market. Not so cheap but well priced at around $45 per bottle. This is a world class wine. Ruby/purple in color. The nose is great. Cherries when young but with time it develops tea leaves and forest floor notes. Also some sandal wood. On the palate, this has a great backbone of acidity. It really needs a decade or so to hit its peaks but even young is delicious. With time, it has layers of cherries, dried cherries, hay and earthy notes. Great with food but can be
I wondered if this were past prime, but no, it is drinking beautifully (at least this bottle). Ruby/purple in color. The nose has cherries, dried cherries, sandalwood and tea leaves. On the palate, this is medium bodied. complex and layers of cherries, dried cherries and forest floor. Great acidity. Perfect at the dinner table. Long finish. Everything I want out of cellaring a wine for 20 years. Still fresh and vibrant but also mature and complex. Certainly no point in waiting on these.
7% Syrah, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 3% Sangiovese and 2% Viognier. Purple in color. The nose is nice with black raspberries, some black pepper, spice and slight floral notes. On the palate, this has some depth with a nice varietal complexity. Good mouth feel. Works well with or without food. I don't know if this improves but should last a decade or so. It is basically, the "leftovers" for the Jonata single varietal wines. That doesn't mean it is not excellent in its own right. A nice alternative to their expensive bottlings.
This was consumed with a couple of my neighbors outside by the fire on a late Spring Day. It was quite well received. It is a blend of Grenache, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and Sangiovese. First, the bottle is very pretty with a silk screened label. The wine itself is likewise pretty with an almost iridescent salmon orange color to it. The nose is large with burnt oranges, some strawberries and slight cherries. There is some alcohol on the nose too. On the palate, this has a very nice texture. Big fruit, mostly tart cherries. Enough acidity to work with food but made just fine sip
A blend of Cabernet and Sangiovese. Bought on release and cellared by me. Ruby red in color with purple swirls. This is drinking quite well right now and at peak or just past. The nose is great with dusty cherries, some cassis, a bit of dried fruit, and crushed dry tea leaves. On the palate, this is layered and nice complex. Not a huge wine but still plenty of cherry fruit layered with earth and forest floor. Good acidity. Nice finish.
Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is dusty with cherries and sour cherries. Good acidity. Very food friendly. Went great with an "Impossible" Burger. Tart cherries, layered with forest floor. Good finish. This is still young and has some upside in terms of development. Plenty of fruit with light tannins right now.
Chianti doesn't get the recognition it deserves. Some of the best Chianti's (and this is one of them) are as good as most Brunello's or most other wines. Factor in price, and these are some of the great red wine values of the world. This was opened and allowed to breathe for an hour. Ruby/purple in color. The nose is very nice with dark cherries, some forest floor/tea leaves and a bit of tarragon. On the palate, juicy acidity. This went great with Grilled Polenta with a three pepper sauce. Flavors of sour cherries, some black cherries with a bit of tea. Nice finish. This is just s
This sells for about $7. It certainly is an excellent value at that price. A nice wine to order at a local Italian restaurant or buy for a party. Ruby/purple in color. The nose is clean with raspberries, and light black cherries. Slight tea leaves. On the palate, this is crisp and clean. Cherried. Nary a tannin. Dry but a perception of sweetness. Good acidity. Works with food.