This was really good. Mouthwatering acids balanced nicely by beautifully ripe fruit. I really liked the 2009 of this wine, and this is just as good if not a bit better.
Vivid dark ruby color. Nose took a while to open up, but eventually yielded inviting scents of ripe mixed berries, ripe plums, fruitcake, and a wee bit of earthiness. Very crisp, but ripe and smooth in the mouth. Just a pure pleasure to drink. Medium full body, the antithesis of heavy, but with nice concentration of ripe, winey plums and blackberry. Long, pure-tasting finish. This is a great choice with any tomatoey Italian pasta or braise. Will last at least 2-3 years and maybe longer. Was $15.99 at Trader Joe's at Bailey's Crossroads. A-. Imported by Prestige Wine Imports, NYC.