“The 2012 Vermentino Solosole shows a touch of sweet tangerine with white flower, mango, kiwi and creamy lemon mousse. The mouthfeel is surprisingly soft and rich: This Vermentino does not show the sharp grassiness or herbal qualities after which the grape gets its name.”
“Packaged in a screwcap bottle, the 2012 Bolgheri Cassiopea opens with a bright pink color and delicate aromas of wild berry, raspberry, citrus and dried basil. The blend is 70-30 Merlot and Cabernet Franc and this breezy Rosato offers crisp acidity and a lean, tonic feel.”
A blend of Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this offers a powerful and rich opening that exudes enduring tones of black spice, dark fruit, leather and tobacco. The palate has a round, chewy consistency, with polished tannins and loads of concentrated fruit. (Editors' Choice)
A Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc blend, this shows immense density and richness, and it exudes bright tones of cherry, blackberry, chocolate, tar, clove and licorice. The bouquet is elegant and complex, but the smoothness of the mouthfeel is what sets this wine apart.
CELLAR SELECTION: Dark chocolate and espresso notes open the bouquet of this concentrated Cabernet Franc. Round and soft, with power and personality, this penetrating wine sits long on the palate, and it imparts bright fruit and spice notes with time. The tannins are tight, firm and polished.