Cherry and earth on the nose, followed by cocoa
Some tartness on the palate
Clean finish with some length
In keeping with an Italian theme, this bottle was opened on the same evening as the Querciabella reviewed below. It has some nice qualities, but is not in the same category as the Querciabella. Nor should it be, as this wine is an entirely different creation from a different part of Italy. The dinner party, including my wife, PB, and his wife, enjoyed every last drop. It wasn't the most memorable bottle but it served it's purpose in an evening that was all things Italian. PB has also recently reviewed this wine on his entry dated January 5, 2006. Raise a glass!