La Caccia di San Giovanni Toscana 2017
Vineyard& Vintage Notes:Founder of Dallas-based private equity real estate investment firm, Macfarlan Capital Partners, Dean Mcfarlan, his wife Tawney, and Fiona and Hal Barnett have been friends for four decades. When the opportunity to buy land in Tuscany presented itself in 2016, the group -all passionate about Italian wine -began exploring the possibility of producing a Super Tuscan blend from the vineyards on the property,about 20 miles east of Siena.After many months of studying the soils, meeting with Tuscan growers and winemakers and various consultants, they decided to take the plunge. David Tate,winemaker at Barnett for nearly 15 years, agreed to join in the partnership and in thefall of 2017 the first vintage of La Caccia was harvested. The result is a powerful, yet finessed wine that combines the distinctiveness of Tuscan fruit with winemaking techniques that are Californian.
Tasting Notes:The wine is dark ruby at its core, with a medium ruby rim. Boysenberry, earl grey tea, and cloves are apparent on the nose, and as the wine opens up, more fruit appears, with predominantly bing cherry notes,followed by coffee grounds and slight mocha.The medium bodied, silky wine boasts dark fruits and black currants with notes of pure cocoa and cedar. The tannins are medium plus and are in balance with the weight of the wine. The wine also has great acidity, which makes it an excellent food wine. The finish is beautiful, with loads of cassis and cedar.
50% Sangiovese, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot