Villa Pinciana produces this intriguing Sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon blend matured in French oak barrels.

Herbs and metals from the nearby hills in the aroma. Hint of chocolate as it opens. Mature, dark red fruit on the palate. The sangiovese lightens the cabernet sauvignon nicely. Mild tannins integrating structure and finish. Good balance. 13.5% ABV

If you have this wine, drink it now, don’t wait. Specifically: decant or open the bottle about 20 minutes before drinking, to allow the aromas and flavors to fully blossom. Stay alert for hints of floral and spice, too.

WHO: Villa Pinciana

WHAT: sangiovese with a substantial amount of cabernet sauvignon

WHERE: Maremma, Tuscany, Italy