Yes - well, not false modesty if meant cynically, but yes.A crap winemaker could do damn all with any grape A skilled maker can nurse crap grapes along to something marginal... and make symphonies out of perfect grapes and seasons.
Had a glass of this last night. Still
too oaky for my taste but deeply layered, complicated... some of the same flavor elements I appreciate in well-aged northern eye-tals.
Certainly glad I wasn't paying