Our 2018 Italian blend is in the model of a "Super Tuscan," a blend of Sangiovese and Bordeaux varieties that reminded us most of Tuscany. We highlighted classic ripe plum flavors and brought an extra richness and structure not normally present in our Sangiovese. At first glance, this wine is a rich dark red with sunset highlights and as you breathe in you'll find aromas of bright red raspberry, black plum, blackberry and black cherry with notes of red roses, cocoa and black pepper. Our Diciotto shows balance on the pallet with abundant black fruit flavors with undertones of savory herbs and leather. The tannins are soft and mouth watering and the wine finishes dry with lingering flavors of red cherry and dried rosemary. Open a bottle tonight with braised lamb shank- demi glace, cipollini onion and mushroom tart, or seafood cioppino.