This deep ruby Pinot Noir hails from Italy - not the first country that comes to mind when thinking of this varietal. The nose is reminiscent of very ripe cherries, spice, and wood ash. The palate is fruit forward (but not overwhelmingly so), with sour cherry, raspberry, and a pleasing wood-spice from the barrel. Mid-palate tannins and well-integrated oak add some depth, though the overall impression is a bit thin. Burgundian in style, the lingering finish starts compounding over time to excellent effect. Just starting to come around now, (it was fairly closed in last year), this wine should please for the next couple of years.