At Jim's suggestion, I have pulled a fair number of shots of the Bella Vita #2 that PT's shared with us (Thanks again Jeff!) as ristretto (which I rarely do), and it does make for a slightly nicer cup. For me, these have been 20g doses in the 18g "Synesso" basket, for a finished beverage of 90-110% brew ratios. My 16g normales, also nice, mostly cocoa for me with some initial fleeting fruit/berry, 50-60% brew ratios.
I would liken the Bella Vita #2 somewhat to the Intelly Kid-O blend if you like that.
I also purchased the original Bella Vita blend as well, which has been a real crowd pleaser at the office. These are superauto shots
, and while I normally only do Americanos with the superauto, I've tweaked some decent straight doubles. I brought some home last weekend to try in Alexia... sorry no tasting notes but pulled very easily. I think you'd have a hard time pulling a bad shot with this blend.