94 Points, James Suckling
This is the flagship bottling for Campo Al Mare, their Bolgheri SuperTuscan comes from a very special plot and produces beautiful, plump and fleshy Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. This wine does an incredible job of mirroring a Right Bank Bordeaux. But what I love is that its proximity to the sea breezes from the Tyrrhenian give this a little something extra, a delicious mouthwatering salinity.
If you’re unfamiliar with the 2018 vintage, it’s one that Wine Enthusiast called, “surprisingly good” – a sentiment that I think is shared by many, who weren’t expecting a classic vintage due to a very hot summer.
While the heat may have taken some cellaring years away, what it also brings is full maturity to the grapes, giving them soaring aromatics, as well as juicy concentration and depth. It’s an excellent trade off if you ask me, and the very best producers like CG have no trouble bringing elegance and finesse to their 2018s. This is one you need. Just make sure you drink it in the next 20 years as opposed to the next 30… if we all make it that far!
90 Points, James Suckling
This is super refreshing, with a gorgeous pale salmon color, unmistakable notes of Gooseberry and citrus, Mascara cherry, fresh nectarine, raspberry and floral notes. There’s good tension and energy here with a really nice natural acidic backbone that keeps this perfectly balanced with the fruit. A pleasure to drink on a summer day with or without food.
92 Points, James Suckling
One of Italy’s most famous wineries of the past few decades, this winery has achieved it all. Several hundred 90+ scores, a few dozen Tre Bicchieri awards from Gambero Rosso, several ‘Winery/Wines of the Year’ nods. Our newest release from this immaculate portfolio of wines is the 2019 Falanghina – a gorgeous expression of the grape native to Campagnia. It boasts a straw yellow color, along with notes of white blossoms, green apple and pear. It’s a vibrant, and crisp wine with nice minerality and hints of spice and a slight nuttiness on the finish. It’s a harmonious wine with mouthwatering acidity and beautiful balance. A gorgeous wine to enjoy for the rest of the summer into fall.