James Suckling 92 - This shows so much ripe fruit with hints of prunes. Full body, soft and velvety tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Chewy and delicious. Spicy and fruity. This is 50% merlot, 30% refosco and 20% schoperttino. Very ripe and Amarone-like.
Vespa Rosso is Bastianich's estate red which balances power and finesse through a combination of indigenous and international varieties. A wine with ripe fruit and a slightly new-world flavor profile. The lush palate makes it drinkable upon release, though it is structured enough for aging.