2008 Blend 24
A creative twist on a Super Tuscan
91 pts from Wine Advocate
Blend 24 finds its inspiration from the classic Chiantis. The blend is as complex as the inspiration behind it. Anytime one uses Petite Sirah in a blend great care needs to be taken. This powerful varietal has no mercy when used in excess. However, the right amounts can give a masterful sense of structure and added balance as is the case in our Blend 24. It is offset by the delicate strawberry perfume character of Sangiovese and the Cabernet Sauvignon offers a black cherry fleshiness to the mid-palate. There is a great effort taken to age this wine in the correct ratio of oak as not to impact the Sangiovese’s wonderful bright notes but enough cooperage to meld the firm tannins of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. Wines such as these are so enjoyable to drink and just as exciting to cellar if one has a fondness for Super-Tuscan style reds.
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(Jun 16, 2012 at 8:23 AM)