Insieme Wines 2016 Ricordi Signature Blend was aged for 24 months in new and neutral French oak barrels and for 24 additional months in neutral tanks. This wine is unfined and unfiltered to preserve maximum phenolic composition. It has a dark inky color with a dark garnet hue. It is deep and concentrated. The bouquet is highly perfumed. It opens with dominating notes of blackcurrant and raspberry. With a little time it opens to hints of bilberry, blackberry with a touch of almond. The mouthfeel is dry, high viscosity with big but refined tannins. It's has just enough acidity to carry the weight and alcohol. This wine is plenty BIG. The palate opens to layers of blackcurrant with dark prune and licorice. With a little time, it opens to very subtle layers of pepper, violets, hints of clove, cedar and vanilla. As it breathes the finish is long and encompassing and ends with touches of leather and toast. This wine is a blend of several clones of Cabernet Sauvignon each bringing their A game. Its a big wine and needs to breathe to be fully enjoyed. Patience will reward the connoisseur.