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Macchia Wines Gracious Graciano 2014 – Pair with a Smokey Meal or Cigar

Macchia Wines, Gracious Graciano 2014, Lodi, California, Wine Casual

Macchia Wines, Gracious Graciano 2014, Lodi, California

Tasting Note: A wine to pair with a cigar or a meal with smoky flavor.

This purple –colored Graciano has an aromatic nose of tobacco and burnt toast overwhelming the dark black fruit which presents as an amalgam rather than as a collection of different purple fruits.

On the palate there is intense ripe fruit, with an underlay of leather and toasted oak with medium tannin.

Bottle Note: Graciano is to Spain what Chianti is to Italy. This gracious low-yielding variety thrives in warm, arid climates such as in Lodi. It is characterized by deep hues and a strong varietal aroma. Its ability to age well makes it a key component in Gran Reservas.

Rating: 90 points
Price: $25
Alcohol: 16.2%
Tasted: LoCA Lodi Wine & Visitor Center Tasting Room, Lodi, California
Tasted Date: April 17, 2016

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