Saia is opaque deep violet in color with aromas of dark and bitter red cherry, spearmint, spice and oak nuances. These lead into a velvety palate of lush, exotically concentrated fruit balanced by a fine acidic underpinning and ripe, sweet tannins. The long, penetrating finish ends on notes of wood, spice and pepper.
"Has a pretty dark in color, with intense aromas of plum sauce and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with polished, velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Needs a little more bottle age to come together, but this is very serious. Delicious. Best from 2009 through 2012." 91 Points,
June 30, 2008
"The Nero vines for this ambitious wine are planted in sandy, chalky soils and trained to trees near the commune of Noto near Syracuse; for Saia, the average vine age is 20 years. It feels bound within its savory tannins when first poured, the fruit dark and compact. The earthy notes become more herbal with air, supporting the rich flavors of plum and fig. Powerful and lasting, with an intense structure, this is built for the cellar. Give it several years and then decant for a grilled ribeye." 93 Points
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