Radici della Famiglia Dieci
Special member pricing averages $49.30 This wine will be featured in 'The Italian Shipment' in February for members.
The Diece boasts its Italian heritage, showing the beautiful contrasting aromas of violets and roses balanced against earth and tar. The mouth brings more red cherry, and a vibrant acidity thanks to the Sangiovese. The Cabernet brings a powerful tannin structure that will enable this wine to age gracefully for many years. The toasty vanilla oak characteristics, dried fruit, and a touch of earth marry so well that it is difficult to tease out the details. This unique blend is favored each year for its versatility - it is a natural to serve with hors d’oeuvres right through the meal, and on to a cheese course.
Dieci marks the Tenth bottling of our signature Super-Tuscan blend. Every year the precise composition changes in order to maintain consistency and deliver the most intriguing and complex wine. The Dieci is 33% 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from the TR Passalacqua Ranch, and 67% 2016 Sangiovese. In 2016 we added Sangiovese from the Lago Di Merlo Ranch to compliment the Sangiovese we also get from the Saini Ranch. The Saini Sangiovese has always added a beautiful earthy floral layer to the blend. This year the Lago Di Merlo has added a fleshy red fruit component as well as lift and vibrancy to the Dieci.
100% French oak, one-half new. 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon 21 months; 2016 Sangiovese 10 months.