Ruby color, seductive and complex bouquet, with notes of toast and dark fruit walls. On the palate it is bold and expressive, supported by silky tannins.
Pairs well with red meats, game birds, poultry, and mildly strong cheeses.
"A major sleeper of the vintage, this blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is another "best ever" performance. Notes of tobacco leaf, hot rocks, sweet kirsch and black currants are impressively displayed in this medium to full-bodied, velvety textured, very seductive style of wine. Drink it over the next decade."
The Wine Advocate
"Solidly packed tannins, very firm and structured, a feeling of considerable extract as well as a high toast content. (br>Barrel Sample: 89-91 Points"
Smooth & Supple
I put this baby in a decanter for about an hour, and it opened up beautifully. It is one of the best chianti wines that I have had.