California: Napa Valley: Oakville
The Tuscan Son
Today’s offering is another stunning wine from the 96-point (Robert Parker) 2007 vintage!
By now you know just how much we adore Swanson Vineyards. While you are probably used to their finer Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot offerings, you may not be as familiar with their stunning Sangiovese.
Built for finer food pairings, this wine is also a delightful solo-sipper. Shy, at first, this wine really springs to life with some hearty swirling, revealing deep and very authentic fruit flavors and deep aromatics.
On the palate, the wine is plush and full. Bright acids support the fruit, driving flavors to the far corners of the mouth.
Serve with a grilled and garlic rubbed steak or classic Italian fare. We recommend a hearty ragu, dried meats or a double meat lasagne.
Deep and dark garnet hues with a very concentrated core. At the very edge of the glass, a ring of pink makes a fine circle around the wine. After swirling the wine, tall and skinny legs fall from high on the glass.
Sweet and bright with the aromatic aromas of cherry cordial, wild sage, and dark chocolate liquor. These are followed by soft bakers chocolate, blackberry, black cherry, dried cranberry, dried cherry, sweet tobacco, and a subtle hint of cedar.
Flavors concentrate at the mid and rear palate, with youthful black cherry, dried cranberry, plum skin and underripe blackberry mixed with subtle smoky star anise.
Moderate to long in length with powdery fine tannins and bright fruit persisting longer at the rear palate. After a few moments, the wine becomes gradually drying, leading to a chalky overall feel.