2007 Paternoster "Synthesi" Aglianico del Vulture (Elsewhere $25)
Hereís a jammy, overtly ripe expression of Aglianico that ultimately proves to be an easier and more immediate expression of this naturally tannic grape variety. Aromas include candied fruit, blackberry preserves, raw cherry and raisin.
A rich, ripe red, exhibiting dense layers of crushed black currant, raspberry and black fig, with dusty tannins taking over the finish, which lingers with hints of tobacco and ash. Drink now through 2015.