2008 Colline Lucchese Rosso D.O.C.
Red Blend •GREO Vineyard
- Final Assessment
- Today’s fantastic Tuscan red blend is a bright, flavor-filled, Old World meets New wine that we love. Highly Recommended, this wonderfully balanced wine exhibits the best characteristics of traditional Italian winemaking, with wonderful fruit and New World sensibilities.
Bright acids give the wine an obvious food-pairing appeal, while ripe red fruits, dried meats, spice and a wholesome earthiness give make it very well-rounded. Pair as you would a traditional Sangiovese. Meat lasagne or a spicy penne dish would be a perfect compliment to this exceptional wine.
Dark garnet with a slightly darker, softly opaque heart. When swirled, the wine settles quickly, leaving behind tall, thin, wine-stained tears.
Sweet and softly spiced, with bright red cherry, sweet plum, braised plum, smoky blueberry, raspberry and dark cedar. These are layered atop sweet tobacco, leather and brown spice.
Layers of red and black fruit combine with earthy characteristics. Black cherry, blackberry and plum meld layer over dark cedar, brown spice, sweet dried tobacco leaf and toasty oak.
Medium-long and very clean with lingering flavors of red fruit, spice and woodsy earthiness. As these fade, cedar, spice and minerals persist for another minute or more.