Give this wine at least 3 hours of air before consuming. Like all Sagrantino, this is one of the most tannic wines in the world. The 2013 was just ready to drink now, with the intense tannins smoothed out and perfectly balanced with the intense attack. This wine needs steak. — 13 days ago
Va La Vineyards Mahogany 2011: Elegant tannins. Rich complex flavors. Velvety texture. Dark fruits. Mushrooms. Cedar. Leather. Earth. A beautiful, ultra small production red blend consisting of 8 varietals that will simply blow your mind away: Barbera, Malvasia Nero, Charbono, Petit Verdot, Carmine, Teroldego, Lagrein & Sagrantino. All in all, this is the real deal; a definite must-try if you want to experience the best red wine/winery in Pennsylvania. Watch out Napa, here is a legitimate competitor! Cheers🍷 — 23 days ago
Smells a bit hot. Oh no. Some licorice and black fruits but def an ethanol thing going. But not on the palate where it is supple and elegant. Really refined and delicate. Hope the nose clears up. At the right temp. Complex. Little heat on the finish but lovely concentration and good fruit quality. Great length. Let’s see how this integrates — 24 days ago
Insane nose. So so perfumed. Deep black fruits. Huge provocative minerals. Big but so refined. Quite stunning. Amazing cherries. So vivid. Palate is ripe and substantial. The fruit is ripe and velvety tannins and length are there. But it’s backwards. Let’s see if this integrates better. Terrific fruit soak. So velvety. I think this is going places.
Ok integrating quickly. Super concentrated but balanced and so pure and fresh. 9.2 to 9.3. I see this being epic in a few hours.
— 2 months ago
Nose is vaguely tomatoey
Palate is sweet. A hint of tomato. But has this intense sweet grapiness that is super intense and quite delicious.
A bit alcohol.
Still tannic. — 14 days ago