Reminiscent of the great Chianti Classicos of Central Italy, this vibrant medium-bodied vintage is made up of 53% Sangiovese (from Machado Creek) & 47% Cabernet Sauvignon (from the Belliitti Ranch). Lively flavors of red fruit and dried herbs from the Sangiovese envelop the palate, while the Cabernet Sauvignon delivers power and structure to the blend. 20 months of aging in French oak (50% new barrels) adds a layer of sweet tobacco and vanilla spice, and helps to soften the robust Cabernet tannins. Impeccably balanced, it possesses a firm backbone of acidity, making it the perfect companion to a variety of hearty Italian dishes. It is ready to be enjoyed now, and in perfect cellar conditions will continue to evolve in the bottle through 2027. Saluté!