Pair with food with balanced, intense flavors, meat and game dishes – fried or stewed – for poultry such as pigeon or pheasant.
Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese, 10% Petit Verdot
"The estate's 2006 Ilatraia is an unqualified success in this vintage. Super-ripe dark cherries are intermingled with spices, minerals and French oak in this generous, expansive wine from Tuscany's Maremma. There is tons of length here to go along with the wine's sumptuous, generous personality. This is probably not a long-term ager, but it should drink beautifully over the mid-term."
The Wine Advocate
"Shows aromas of currant and fresh herbs, such as basil and sage. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a balanced, pretty, juicy finish. Delicious already. This is always outstanding."
"Power, elegance and complexity describe this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot. The aromas are dark and penetrating with layers that recall leather, tobacco, black fruit and spice. The wine boasts a long finish, firm but smooth tannins and soft nuances of cherry and chocolate on the close."