*8R* 2018 Midnight Cellars "Capriccio Italien" Red Blend (Paso Robles, CA)

Weight: 7R

Varietal: Sangiovese, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot

Region: Paso Robles, California

Latinx Producer

Hailing from Chicago, these winemakers retired from their first careers, sold their house and cars, and began to make their dream a reality. Instead of food and wine pairings, the winemakers suggest pairing this wine with classical music, hence the name Capriccio Italien (one of Tchaikovsky’s compositions). Flavors of plum, blackberry, black currant, and a touch of anise jump out of the glass, and vanilla and wood spice round out the palate.