Dark red cherries, plums, graphite, spices, tar and licorice all burst from the glass in the 2008 Villa Santa Croce. In this challenging vintage, the addition of Cabernet Sauvignon adds a measure of depth and mid-palate pliancy that is quite welcome. This is another relatively open wine by Castell'in Villa standards. Hints of raspberry, dried herbs, cedar and leather wrap around the expressive finish.
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