Renzo Masi, DOCG, Chiani Riserva, Rufina, Italy, 2007

Ripe and jammy, offering strawberry and cherry character. Full and juicy. $32

Falesco, Umbria, Italy, 2008

Great quality.  Scents of blackberry and flowers.  Nice tannins ending with a bit of vanilla and berry flavor.  $30

Marchesi Antinori, Pèppoli, Chianti Classico, Italy, 2009

Tawny ruby in color. Bright cherry, espresso, roses and amare on the nose. Soft and light with rose petals and dried cherry in the foreground. Orange zest and vanilla chime in on the mid-palate. Silky and generous. $42