trifecta wrote:Check out our tasting note through Cesare's ct link.
I would say IFTFY, but it is not for you, it is for the whiners.
Cut and pasted from CT:
3/29/2014 - TRIFECTA WROTE:
Opened and poured a small glass to shoulder the bottle. Remaining set aside for slow ox over 4 hours. First pour: Nose has bright cherry, a hint of oak with some sweetness to it. Typically sensitive to oak, but this was restrained and well integrated on the nose adding an interesting element. Palate is flipping between red cherry and something darker, perhaps plum. Between light and medium body. Short finish, light to medium acid, not much tannin.
After 4 hour slow ox, decanted half the bottle for another hour. Paired well with homemade pasta and meatballs. Wine was light and vibrant and enhanced the tomato based sauce. On the finish there is a hint of some bitterness that leans toward sour blackberry. Not overpowering but not altogether pleasant either. The bitterness leans a bit green as well, perhaps stem tannin? Not sure if this was whole cluster. As time goes on the sour note is subsiding, but still there. Will see how this goes on day 2.
In general this is a solid table wine that goes well with food.