Wine Spectator 94
This is broad and incisive, delivering black currant, plum, leather, earth and wild herb flavors. Dense and beefy, yet with ample fruit for balance, driven by vibrant acidity. This is starting to mellow but still has years of life ahead. Drink now through 2036"
Rich dark fruit, berry and cassis aromas meld with notable French oak spice. On the palate this is full-bodied with deep but reserved fruit flavors framed by rich oak. The excellent balance of fruit intensity with fine tannins indicates a cellar-worthy wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon, farmed organically in the San Giovanni vineyard in the heart of Chianti Classico. Brought to maturity in a state-of-the-art facility under the watchful-eye of world-class winemaker Michel Rolland, making this one of the most legit Cabernet Sauvignons. In regards to the 2013 vintage in Tuscany, "this year looks like one of the best years since 2001." ~Wine Spectator. Just like Monk's fingers cleanly dancing on the piano keys in an unorthodox rhythm this is a wine of intention and precision that moves to the sound of its own beat.
"Don't play everything, let some things go by. What you don't play can be more important than what you do".
A philosophy of a musician whose enduring legacy continues to inspire listeners, artists and artisans around the world. Music, the language of soul, universally understood and appreciated in spite of borders and barriers. Indeed its rhythm transcends those things and makes our collective hearts to beat as one. We argue that wine has a similar ability. The grapes each a note in a composition written in a universal language. The author, an artisan improvising with practiced deft, not playing everything, letting some things go by. Little wonder then that when Tuscan vintner and international wine importer Lia Tolaini Banville met the grandchildren of the great Thelonious Monk, she was inspired to a collaboration to honor his memory with a singular wine from her family estate - LEGIT.