Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2008 Rosso di Montalcino, $22.09-$26.99, 91 points, is pomegranate in color with a broad transparent rim.
The aroma is a light sweet red cherry with hints of cinnamon and cedar.
A smooth medium body carries good acidity with mild tannin that plays to the fruity flavors of cranberry, red cherry, and a smoky plum.
The finish is a smart spicy one with an accentuating tartness.
This winery has impressed me before, but the quality and price of this 2008 Rosso is excellent.
I can picture three or four bottles of Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona 2008 Rosso di Montalcino on my large Thanksgiving day dinner table, my guest's eyes popping-out: "What kind of wine is this?" Me: "It's not Barefoot!" Of course it's not $5 either.
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