The 601 Cellars “Super Tuscan” is a blend is 75% Sangiovese, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot. The Sangiovese gives the wine its sappy wild cherry fruitiness, white pepper and snap of acidity. The Cabernet gives it structure and firm yet fine tannins. The Merlot gives it a subtle yet definite earthy depth. Lovely wine that’s sure to please all palates!


The winery writes, “After aging 24 months in French and Hungarian oak, this well-balanced vintage delivers ripe, dark fruit with smooth, supple tannins and an elegant finish. Delicious with most foods, it drinks well on its own but tastes best shared with family and friends.”


601 Cellars is owned and made by husband/wife Brian Doody and Laura Larson. Their focus is on Napa Valley Sangiovese but they “dabble” in other wines (like their “McGah Vineyard” Rutherford Grenache). I’m impressed with the quality of the wines particularly because they (particularly Brian who heads the winemaking) is self-taught.


For all my 601 Cellars review, go here.