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2007 Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano

The 2007 Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano started with earthy aromas of char, light brett-like notes and a hint of cherry. These persisted into the next day with fruit becoming a bit fleshier. Cherry/cranberry flavors lay on a structure of grippy, drying tannins with a dusty texture, a hint of bitterness, and juicy lasting acidity. A very long finish of cherry and cranberry ended with some heat. Nice food companion that does not compete with truffle and mushroom pizza and pairs well with blackened salmon. (13% ABV. 2 bottles tasted).