Merlot and Sangiovese. The wine appears a dense ruby with subtle purplish highlights. The nose immediately surprises with its forcefulness and multilayered complexity. Fragrant impressions of blueberry, sour cherry, and wild blackberry meld together with intriguing notes of roasted hazelnut, cocoa powder, and espresso. In the mouth, it is full-volumed and velvet-textured, with a graceful suite of tannins that craft a truly elegant structure. The finish, longlingering and impressively well-proportioned, is laden with pungent impressions of toastiness and roasting espresso bean.