With a dark ruby color, the 2008 Valadorna showcases aromas of dark Valrhona chocolate, roasted espresso beans, cedar, lead pencil shavings, and herbal floral notes that are balanced with a mineral and earth-driven character. On the palate the wine extends a dry and firm profile of juicy black plums with hints of spent coffee grinds opening up to a supple and savory mid palate which lingers. The fullness of the wine is defined by the elegance of the Valadorna Merlot vineyard and it unmistakably carries the mineral character of the Tuscan site.
15% CABERNET FRANC
With a brilliant red-black color, the 2009 Valadorna showcases aromas of cherry cola and ripe red fruits. On the palate, spice flavors combine with earth-driven minerality to produce a wine with freshness and finesse. With moderate acidity, the wine reveals a supple and elegant texture with a long lasting finish and nearly undetectable tannins. All components are in balance and come together to produce a stunning example of Merlot, reflecting the best of its complex Tuscan terroir.
Grape Varieties: 85% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon