Il Palazzone is the property of Richard Parsons, CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise. Parsons bought this small estate with its mere eight acres of vineyards in 2000 and has since worked assiduously to improve the quality of the wines. This Rosso is in effect a baby Brunello di Montalcino at a fraction of the price of the real thing. 100% sangiovese grosso grapes, this deep purple wine offers a typical Montalcino sangiovese nose of cranberries, strawberries, spice, earth and tobacco. The palate is very silky and fresh, presenting tartness and concentrated ripe fruit, with a great balance of acidity and a nice lingering finish.