The color is a very concentrated ruby red. The bouquet releases
enticing aromas of fruit such as blueberry, cherry, and plum, giving
way to spicer impressions of green pepper, nutmeg, licorice, and
anise. The conclusion offers a hint of balsam and fresh almond
together with sweeter notes of milk chocolate and cedar. On the
palate the wine is full and flavorful with dense, silky tannins well
supported by the alcoholic component. The finish is persistent and
Blend: 55% Merlot, 45% Sangiovese
"California Cabernet lovers are going to dig this. It's full and luscious with loads of fruit and vanilla oak. A luxurious finish. Needs four or five years to come together. Blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. Give it at least three or four years to mellow, but it's so delicious now."
"Aromas of juniper, pine resin, coconut and vanilla highlight the cherry and raspberry flavors in this well-oaked red. Flashy, this will appeal to fans of the modern style. "
"The 2009 Luce della Vite bursts onto the palate with notable vibrancy in its dark red cherries, plums, flowers, licorice and sweet spices. The 2009 needs a few years for the tannins to soften but it shows plenty of energy and persistence. This is a strong showing for Luce della Vite, a Merlot/Sangiovese blend. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024."
The Wine Advocate