This delicious 2006 Montepulciano is sure to please your guests. Wine Advocate calls it “The Best of Southern and Central Italy”.
Deep, ruby red in color, San Calisto offers layered aromas of ripe blackberries and crushed black cherries, followed by spicy notes of cassis, leather and dried herbs. Its excellent structure is perfectly complimented by a silky, rich mouthfeel and a long, persistent finish. San Calisto is excellent with sharp cheeses, barbecued ribs, lamb, filet mignon or steak au poivre.
The 2006 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo San Calisto is loaded with character in its plums, tar, smoke and minerals. The San Calisto shows lovely richness and density all the way through to the round finish. This is a terrific effort from Valle Reale. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2016. (92 Points)
–The Wine Advocate-Issue#180/June 2010