"With 10% Merlot for extra smoothness, this Cabernet Sauvignon has amazing intensity with plum, blackberry, leather, spice bread, clove, chocolate and menthol notes that leap out of the glass. It's a beautifully harmonious wine with no aromatic element out of place and black fruit and spice flavors that are nicely rounded out by the oak. Soft, yielding and ready to drink now."
"Terrabianca pulls this Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot blend from vineyards in Chianti Classico as well as the Maremma. It has a casual power, its fruit intensity and extract carried with freshness. The structure is tight, the tannins a little youthfully astringent, but they allow the red fruit to show through. This is pretty and impressively long in its flavor, one of the better bets for aging among the Tuscan reds of the vintage."
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