Sunday, February 19, 2012
2008 Podere Canneta SAN GIMIGNANO ROSSO "Zenit" (Tuscany, Italy)
Dark ruby garnet. Very typically Chianti-like nose of dry gravelly/schisty earthiness infusing winey cherries. Bone dry in the mouth, with good acids and a cheek-coating dose of soft tannins. Flavors of dry leather and earthy chokecherries. Fairly-full bodied, with lots of schisty minerals and a slight bit of heat in the fairly long finish. B. Was $14.99 at The Italian Store (Lee Hwy & Spout Run, in Arlington). Imported by Michael R. Downey Selections, Woodbridge, VA.