This Chianti Classico Riserva has a powerful nose of deep, ripe fruit, dominated by raspberries and black cherries. Underlying the fruit are hints of floral notes, especially violets, which slowly surface and finish with tones of forest and wild mint. This is a silky wine with bright acidity and firm tannins. Explosive flavors, reminding one of eating blackberries and blueberries off the vine, give a wonderful fruit and vine character. The finish lingers with cherries and white chocolate and enduring notes of cedar.