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2008 Luce della Vite Italian (Tuscany) Red "Luce"

Luce 2008

Winery: Luce della Vite

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Luce"

Wine Category: Italian (Tuscany) Red

Grape blend: 55% Merlot & 45% Sangiovese

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Toscana

State or country: Italy

Price: $92

Cases produced: 6,200

KWG Score: 91 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: January 3, 2013

Wine Review: This opaque and onyx colored Italian red blend opens with an inviting blueberry and gentle oak bouquet with hints of black cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, very smooth and fruit forward. Those fruits are a complex blend of tasty black cherries with hints of oak, plum, and black raspberry. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins are substantial and sticky. I would decant this tasty wine and serve it with cowboy ribeye. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Luce 2008 appears a very dense, concentrated purple-red. The nose exhibits remarkable finesse, releasing notes of wild blackberry and sour cherry, backgrounded by peppery eucalyptus and minerally impressions of pencil lead. Capping the aromatic array are appealing notes of baker’s chocolate and tobacco leaf. The wine shows a superb attack, with the densest of tannic suites. The palate expands impressively, with a tasty vein of acidity that beautifully knits together all of its constituents. A near-endless finish adds the final harmonious touch.

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