Cantina Ravazzi is a small family run winery in the southern part of Tuscany. Their ‘Iroso’ wine is a rich blend of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot. This is a bold wine with ripe dark red and black berry fruits but the wine is bright and fresh and not too heavy on the palate. Oak aging adds baking spices and hints of vanilla to balance the ripe fruit. Tuscan blends are a great alternative for California wine lovers who want to explore Italian wines.