Sourced from the Asti vineyard, which sits at an elevation of 2,460 feet. The grapes macerated on its skins for 30 days with regular pump overs and aged 14 months in new French (93%) and American (7%) oak followed by another six months in bottle.
Intense aromas and flavors of red fruits, spices and vanilla with subtle notes of smoke. Well-balanced and structured with long and juicy tannins on the finish. - Winery
Full medium-deep ruby. Complex, inviting nose melds black cherry, cassis, smoked meat, espresso and roasted herbs, along with some exotic oak spices. Supple and velvety but not at all weighty, with redcurrant, plum and cherry flavors complicated by torrefaction notes of coffee and mocha. Soft, building tannins give the wine a solid underpinning without getting in the way of its early appeal. -- Stephen Tanzer 89 Points