"A big, bold and hot-blooded red that packs a serious tannic punch, yet has a plush texture. Lots of dry earth and graphite character, but also generous wild berries and herbs. Bold but balanced finish. A blend of sagrantino, montepulciano and petit verdot." - James Suckling, 92 pts.
Our newest proprietary blend is named for the year 1348, which is the earliest known reference to the Raffaldini family. This powerful red blend utilizes our signature estate grapes that have been dried using the Appassimento technique. Opaque color coats the glass as deep, rich fruit and earth flavors erupt from the glass. Complex fruit, earth and white pepper spice flavors envelop the palate. James Suckling rated this wine 92 points and is currently the highest-rated North Carolina wine ever produced.