Fresh and lively, if on the grapey, jammy side. Blackberry, black currant and tea flavors are focused by the structure, but not dominated. Vanilla lingers on the finish. For fans of the modern style. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Alicante. 2,165 cases made.
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Wine Advocate | Rating: 91
The 2008 Saffredi, on the other hand, is a bit mystifying. It comes across as quite understated and lacking the necessary mid-palate juiciness to balance the 75% new oak barrels. Dark red fruit, spices and flowers emerge over time, but the wineƒA?A?s customary explosive, exuberant personality are nowhere to be found. Ultimately, the 2008 is well-made but lacks excitement. The 2008 Saffredi is 49% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Syrah.