2009 Alta Luna "Phases" Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
*Top 100 Wines of 2012 and a 'Smart Buy'* Base notes of chocolate and coffee liqueur enrich smoke, tea leaf, roasted plum and black currant candy flavors in this well-honed red, while a supple juiciness and a hint of dried mint linger on the finish. Teroldego, Lagrein and Merlot. Drink now through 2018. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
Wine & Spirits
A blend of teroldego, lagrein and merlot, this is peppery and full-bodied, a rich, tobacco-scented red to serve with burgers off the grill.
*Best Buy* A blend of Teroldego, Lagrein and Merlot, this well-priced Italian opens with inky, dark concentration and loads of ripe fruit, blackberry and cinnamon. Nicely balanced, it's not too bold or overextracted.