This is a very reliable wine that is always well-made and a good value. The 2009 is reflective of the ripe, easy-going nature of the vintage in Tuscany. A nice amalgam of of red fruits, subtle oak, and deep, gravelly minerality.
Medium deep blackish ruby with some brickishness. Low-toned nose of dark cherries, baking spice, and dark, gravelly minerals. Mouthfilling and smooth, the wine has a flowing texture that slowly reveals a substantial amount of soft tannin. Good weight and density. Acidity is relatively low, like many of the '09s. This will drink well for the next 2-3 years, but it's not for long ageing. B+. I got this as a gift, but I think it's available for as low as $18 in some stores. Imported by Folio Wine Partners.