Light & Crisp
This is an excellent every-day wine that goes with most of the seafood we eat. It has a wonderful grapefruit aroma - lots of citrus. Oops, I see I echoed the winemaker's note.
OK, but doesn't taste like sangiovese. There is a flavor like boiled beef among the fruit flavors.
Big & Bold
95+. Full of Cabernet fruit - blackcurrant with vanill and hints of coffee or chocolate and maybe plums or black cherry. Fruit forward, but certainly not sweet. In fact, judging from the 14.5% alcohol content the residual sugar is probably minimal. the fruit carries the alcohol very nicely. The tannins were soft and light, but I consider that a plus. I htought I was mistaken because its not likely to get a superb wine at this price point but my wife, who has a great palate, firmly agreed. Both of us felt this was better than the 08 Alexander Valley Silver Oak and at a fraction the price.