This marks the fifth wine covered as we make our way up the Via Flaminia in Italy, the resting place of Saint Valentine. Today’s wine comes from Tuscany, and is called, Solers Le Bocce 2009, from Stefano Farina, and as you can tell from the wine label, it is a dedication to Leonardo Da Vinci.
The Solers Le Bocce 2009 is a red blend of Sangiovese (90%) and Merlot (10%). On colour, Solers Le Bocce 2009 holds a ruby red hue. On the nose, immediate scents of spice, plum and black currant are present. On the palate, tastes of vanilla, minerality, spice, black berry, and some tobacco are recognized, and served with a medium to long finish. Though this wine could be drank now, you can lay it down for an additional 3 to 4 years.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $15.95
We gave this wine a score of 3 out of 5.