Based on “91” point review hoopla we bought half a case. Mistake? If I’d posted this review at bottle one it would be a bomb. Why bother? And in fact I’ve read a few blogs that found this bottle more hype than heaven. But at bottle five we hit a sweet spot: We served it with sausage risotto. Spicy pork sausage, tomatoes, basil, Parmesan. Heaven. It’s funny how wine is like that: You need to find its niche. This wine didn’t work with a lot of food but when we found a strong, pungent, demonstrative main it came into its own. Hurrah! One more bottle left.
Vanilla, oak, smooth and a fine berry finish. Dreamily satisfactory; worth another half case.
Price: An extremely affordable 20 something when in the US.
Market Liquidity: It rose to the occasion.