Vintage: 2007 Varietal: 100% Montepulciano I don't really know how to introduce this wine. It's currently one of my favorites.
Aroma: Intense. It smells like what I want my kitchen to smell like on a sunday afternoon in January; namely, baking spices, cinnamon, raspberry, blueberry (both fresh and cooked), hints of smoke, charred meat, and hints of baking chocolate.
Palate: Richly textured and with dark fruit, this is a lush and very authentically Italian tasting wine. The mouth feel is smooth and refined while the flavors are dense blueberry, pepper, and hints of smoke. It's not a super complex wine, but very well balanced, approachable, and utterly delicious.