Tenuta Sette Cieli 'Yantra' 2013 Toscana Red Wine (IGT), $19.99-$21.99, 90 points, showed colors that fluctuated from black to opaque purple/red throughout except for the transitioning 'meniscus' (thank you VG) and leggy glass bowl.
Smells of earthy red cherry, a splash of sea mist, and a hint of lavender were excellent.
Near full-bodied with good acidity and moderately wooly tannins carried blackberry, plum, violet, woody, and truffle flavors deep into the long finish spread with tangy pomegranate jam, 'spicy tannins' and a potent 14% alcohol.
Varietals were a Bordeaux-styled Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.
Paired perfectly with my rare spice-rubbed rib eye steak.
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