The was the second of two amazing Tuscan wines we opened one night (to accompany my Tuscan braised meatloaf) while my parents were visiting from Massachusetts.
Eye: Dark, brickish ruby.
Nose: Sweet cherry, balsa wood, sweet, milky baking spices, and quartzy earth.
Mouth: Concentrated, lively flavors of penetrating, sweet-crisp cherries, ripe lemon juice, and leather. Like a ballet dancer it is so balanced, elegant, and lively.
Cellar or drink? This is near its peak now, but will certainly hold and possible even improve in a cool cellar over the next 5 years.
Price/store: This was about $42 at Spec's on Smith.