Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 93 points
"The 2017 Sangiovese, aged 22 months in neutral oak, has a medium ruby color and scents of sour cherries, dried violet, burnt orange peel, warm earth and iron. The palate is medium-bodied with a pleasantly rustic frame and earth and bitters-laced fruits, and it finishes long, juicy and layered. 200 cases were made."
Vinous, 91 points
“Vivid red. Displays pungent, spice-accented red fruits and succulent flowers on the fragrant nose, along with subtle earth and herb flourishes. Youthfully chewy and tightly wound, offering bitter cherry and redcurrant flavors that deepen and turn sweeter on the back half. Youthfully grippy tannins frame a long, spice- and floral-laced finish that leaves a very subtle hint of bitter chocolate behind."
You read that right - this new discovery is probably THE finest Sangiovese we have ever tasted from California. Wow!
We are crazy Sangiovese lovers here at Invino -- Brunello, Rosso, Chianti Classico...we LOVE it. So do most wine lovers in general - it’s impossible to resist! So to taste one from Paso Robles that truly tastes like the real thing (and without the Brunello prices!!) is a REVELATION. PLEASE don’t miss this -- you’ll be one of the few on Earth to own some!
Brian Terrizzi's love for Italian wine started many years ago and stems from his lifelong love of Italian food and fascination with his Italian heritage. After working for respected Zinfandel producer Rosenblum Cellars, he traveled to Italy to work with the famous Paolo DeMarchi at Isole e Olena in Tuscany. Brian's experience at the Tuscany winery provided him a great deal of insight into Italian winemaking, in addition to a month traveling and visiting other cellars from Tuscany to Sicily. Several years ago, he almost abandoned his dream when one of California’s most famous winemakers told him: “If you want to make nebbiolo move to Italy. You’ll never do it here.” In 2005 while studying enology at Fresno State he married Stephanie, the love of his life, and a true vineyard guru. Her enthusiasm toward Italian wine was as powerful as his and they spent their honeymoon visiting the top producers at their estates in Italy. Today, they have realized their dream!
Was $35. Now $27. ONLY 25 CASES! While it lasts!