PRODUCT CODE: 98709071400
The estate’s Villa Giona bottling is produced in a vineyard which the family felt was better suited to international rather than indigenous varietals. The 2003 Villa Giona (50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Syrah) is packed with dark fruit, black pepper, herbs, earthiness, leather and coffee beans. It offers excellent length although the tannins could use a little more polish. The advancing flavors and color suggest this won’t be an especially long-lived wine.
88 points from Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate