Gaja Darmagi 2007
This Cabernet blend belies its name Darmagi, which means “what a pity” in the Piemontese dialect. Intense, dark red, and textured as silk brocade, Darmagi is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon touched with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Concentrated cassis and berries appear on the nose and palate, but in Darmagi’s expansive and complex layers, it marries the distinct terroir of Piemonte with International grapes. Powerful, lingering and beautiful, just as a Gaja wine should be.