The nose shows red cherries, dried cherries, vanilla, and a hint of lemon zest. Tart red cherry leads on the palate. Blackberry and lemon zest peek out on the mid-palate, still dominated by cherry first, vanilla second. Acids are high, with drying tannins to match. Drink with Eggplant Parmesan. Recommended (88). DH

WHO: Luigi Cecchi & Figli
WHAT: Sangiovese Blend
DESIGNATION: Riserva Di Famiglia
WHERE: Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $25 (media sample)

 

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