Palmina 2010 Alisos Red, Santa Barbara County, CA
Vinous.com rating: 90..."Palmina's 2010 Alisos is a Sangiovese/Merlot blend made with a portion of air-dried Sangiovese, which gives the wine its distinctive texture and personality. Candied red cherries, mint and licorice all take shape in this racy, intensely layered wine. This is one of the more unusual wines in the Palmina range because of the character the dried Sangiovese imparts. The blend is 80% Sangiovese (10% air-dried) and 20% Merlot."