#30 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009
This refined, stylish blend of Sangiovese and Merlot combines fruit lushness and concentration with a palate of ripe wild cherries, black fruit, leather and vanilla repeated in the aromas. Firm, elegant tannins and integrated oak end in a balanced finish.
"Beautiful aromas of dried cherry, plum and blackberry, with hints of dark chocolate. Full-bodied, with soft, silky tannins and a fruity finish. Balanced and delicious. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2011."
"Purple hue with fuchsia rim. Vanilla and blueberry scents followed by a pungent earthiness. Sweet black cherry fruit with crisp, youthful acidity. Even, sweet finish marked by cedar and redwood accents."
The Wine News
Wow, what a deal. This is a fantastic wine and only $35.99, what a value. Better get it quick as you are lucky to find it here and it is going fast. Crognolo, named after a wild bush, Cornus, which grows on the estate
Good now, but will be great in about 2 years.