2009 Carminucci, Naumachos, Rosso Piceno Superiore – $18
Imported by Verity Wine Partners. This wine is a blend of 70% Montepulciano and 30% Sangiovese that was aged in French oak. Alcohol 14%. There were aromas of ripe fruit, cedar, and mature notes. In the mouth were focused flavors of ripe black and blue fruit that had attractive texture and density. The maturity was evident in the middle. The texture continued through the wine as a hint of minerals, a little smoke, and creamy blue fruit wrapped things up.