Kathy’s Pick 2013 Tenuta Sant’Antonio Scaia Paradiso Rosso, $20

I have always been a big fan of the Scaia wines, enjoying them over the past several vintages. This is a new entry that we picked up recently. Unlike the lighter, fresher Scaia Corvina, this wine is a bit richer and displays a little more depth. Made from grapes of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Cabernet Sauvignon it’s a ruby red color with purple hues and ripe, red fruit aromas with spicy notes of black pepper, licorice, cocoa and tobacco. On the palate, it is soft and warm with a velvety texture and spicy cherry and berry fruit flavors.