Brancaia Il Blu

2009 Bran Caia “Il Blu”

Anise, black cherry, cassis, and dry herbs all float up on the nose. Bing cherries and raspberries lead, followed on the mid-palate by black licorice, tar, thyme, and soy. Tannins are tight, from, and acids w...
Toccata

2010 Toccata Sangiovese

The nose smells like a bag full of freshly-picked Michigan cherries and Earl Grey tea. Complexity on the palate is surprising and fun. It starts with tarter red fruits, cranberry and raspberry, and quickly move...
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Hart’s Desire

I stumbled upon Hart's Desire at the Waterfront Tasting Room (53 Front Street, Healdsburg, CA) during Taste Alexander Valley, 2012. John Hart and his daughter, Shea, were working the room. They were both marve...