Geppetti has produced another gem in her 2006 Saffredi, a French­oak aged blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Alicante.

This textured, explosive wine boasts considerable depth and richness in its dark fruit, flowers, minerals and graphite. The wine remains extremely primary and in need of considerable bottle age in order to offer its best drinking but it is unquestionably formidable. The style combines elements of power and elegance, achieving a level rarely seen in these parts. Simply put, this is stunning juice.

Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026. This is another strong set of wines from proprietor Elisabetta Geppetti, capped off by a marvelous 2006 Saffredi.

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