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2010 AX-1 Sangiovese

2010 AX-1 Sangiovese
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We hold tradition and innovation in high regard at Vino Noceto.  AX-1 epitomizes this duality better than any of our other wines.  Born with the 2009 vintage, AX-1 has quickly built a "cult-like" following.  The 2010 will be only the third release (the 2011 was ready for release sooner) and is as unlike its predecessors as it is the other wines in this group.  This is Sangiovese as a high-wire act - wild, taut, and exhilarating.  Tobacco, rhubarb, cranberry, sour cherries, and wet flint.

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Thomas Bevins
(Jan 14, 2018 at 10:45 AM)
This is a delightful wine that is well described in the paragraph above: " a fruit-packed, full-flavored, complex wine". I think a lot of fruit-forward wines lack a "rich" or "complex" flavor. Disclaimer - I am partial to fruit forward wines, and shy away from astringent wines. However, I have found that richer, more complex wines tend more toward the savory end of the spectrum. Thanks to my son, I have had the opportunity to enjoy a few "tasting" trips to Amador and Napa. We are very fond of Vino Noceto, On a recent trip I bought a bottle of AX-1 and I have decided it is my favorite wine. Fruit-forward, AND complex/rich. I am an educator, and have long had a negative opinion of "grade inflation". I find it difficult to give a 100% grade because that to me means that it could not be better, That is one reason why I rated this wine a "4". Also, I am very far from being an authority on wine - so I am shy about proclaiming to know that this is a 5 out of 5. To me it is a "5", but for public proclamation I will only claim a 4, but go on to say that I have found no wine I like more. If the only other rating for this wine was not a 1 out of 5 I would not have even given this review, but I could not hold back when I saw the first review. (Odd that the rating was 1 out of 5, but the text was all about sleep apnea and not this wine). This is a very good wine.

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