J. McClelland The Historian
A bright ruby/violet hue resembles the classic sangiovese-based wines of Tuscany. The nose is dominated by deep scents of red berries along with hints of sage and earth. This leads the way to a palate impression exhibiting fine ripe tannins supporting the brightness of the nose with subtle spice notes, complementary minerality and red fruits so typical of merlot. The finish is complex and brings out the best of each varietal while emphasizing the character of the blend and given its intense structure and intricate balance, a long cycle of aging is ahead for the historian. Pairing with grilled meats and tomato based dishes will entice the palate and pay homage to its Tuscan heritage.
- Producer J. McClelland Cellars
- Country Hierarchy Napa Valley, California, USA
- Grape/Blend 75% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot
- Alcohol Content 14.9%