Firriato Santagostino Baglio Soria Rosso 2014
Two very complementary grapes, Nero d'Avola and Syrah, are blended to make the 2014 Baglio Sorìa Santagostino. This vintage shows a level of balance that I did not find in the previous edition (that felt too weighted down by oak in my opinion). In fact, this wine opens a much wider window onto aromas of black cherry, plum, spice, tar and leather. I get a good sense of the Syrah, thanks to the richly textured nature of the mouthfeel with the dark berry flavors of the Sicilian grape. This vintage of Baglio Sorìa Santagostino puts this wine enthusiastically back in play.