Decades ago a few brazen individuals broke with tradition and planted Bordeaux varietals in coastal Tuscany. The resulting wines were not “authorized” under the DOC regulations, so they had no official category. But wines like Tignanello, Sassicaia, and Ornellia took the wine world by storm, and a new tradition was born. Today these "Super Tusans" have rightfully taken their place in the upper echelons of wine connoisseurship. This gorgeous example is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc grown on sand and silt soils. It was steel-fermented and aged for 12-14 months in 50% new French oak barrels and six further months in the bottle. It is inky dark in color with flavors of black currant, cherry, and cocoa powder with hints of fresh herbs and crushed pepper. The Magic Door people purchased the wine from a winery that wishes to remain anonymous because it sells essentially the same wine for a much higher price. Full-bodied and beautifully balanced with enough grip to make the flavors last to the next sip, it is probably from Bolgheri (home of Sassicaia and Ornellia). It shows dark color, an expressive nose, intense fruit of black cherry and forest floor, and ripe tannins. Enjoyable now, will age.