In a Tuscan State of Mind (Oct 2010)

A rush of jammy dark berries is the first sensation that emerges from the 2005 50 & 50 a blend of Merlot and Sangiovese made in partnership with Avignonesi. The 50 & 50 shows a bit more accessibility and sheer plumpness than the decidedly structured Solare. New leather, spices, chocolate, espresso and toasted French oak add complexity to this juicy, full-throttle red.