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97 Pts, Jeb Dunnuck – 96 Pts, James Suckling
The 2016 Vigna del Lago may last forever, seriously. I was pretty stunned upon tasting. This is cellar worthy wine, obvious to anyone on the very first sip. The tannin is so structural, that this wine may very well still be drinking well 30+ years for now. Not something you can say very often. But it also has enough primary fruit that it can still be enjoyed from 2024 onward.
91 Points, James Suckling
This is one of those under $20 Italian wines that absolutely sings that I like to include in sampler packs and seasonal wine clubs because it significantly overdelivers in terms of value. It’s a seamless Umbrian blend that marries together three of the region’s best red grapes, Sangiovese, Sagrantino and Merlot. It’s a fragrant, bright yet full-bodied expression with notes of violets, wild flowers and strawberry jam. On the mouth it’s dry and silky smooth with a little baking spice and a finish that goes on and on.
“This extremely ripe and bold style of Pinot Noir will please those seeking such lushness. Dark in the glass, it begins with black cherry, toasty caramel and cola milk shake aromas. The palate is hefty and heavy, carrying ripe berry but also tart red-plum-skin flavors, as licorice adds spice.” – Wine Enthusiast
90 Points, Wine Spectator
Consider this: they are the first winery in Uruguay to win Wine Enthusiast’s “Winery of the Year” award, the first to be featured in Wine Spectator’s “Top 100 Wines of the Year,” the first to be featured in Wine Spectator’s “NY Wine Experience,” and have already become South America’s largest Albarino producer. With the influence of the sea, the heavily sloped vineyards, and a soft, stony soil, the wines here are both elegant and complex with juicy, tropical-fruit flavors, backed by minerality, salinity and a strong acid backbone.
94 Points, Decanter – 93 Points, James Suckling
Decanter’s Italian Wine Expert Michaela Morris says that the 2019 vintage for Vino Nobile should yield, “loads of enjoyment for the next 7-10 years of drinking” and then she would go on to name her favorite 2019 Vino Nobile that she tasted… yep you guessed it, Boscarreli. She described it as, “Fleshy, chewy, racy and nuanced – simply one of the best straight up Vino Nobiles I have tasted.”
93 Points, Wine & Sprits
The 2016 Burgess Cabernet from Wine Spectator’s 98 point vintage is irresistible and a perfect example of what Howell Mountain fruit is supposed to be all about. It’s dark and crunchy, with a super graceful texture. The fruit is deep, dark and austere. And while this is enjoyable now – this final vintage in a five-year drought cycle brought us naturally thinned vineyards that produced wines worthy of the long haul. So my advice is to buy six and bury them in the cellar.
96 Points, Kerin O’Keefe
2018 was a return to normal for Montalcino and a vintage that’s considered “classic”. Unsurpringly, it is Caprili who is once again the little guy making some of the biggest noise with a thunderous 96-point review from Wine Enthusiast’s long-time Italian expert, Kerin O’Keefe. She highlighted the wines’ “quintessential aromas of classically crafted Brunello” which she described as “dancing across the palate” then she concluded by calling the wine “elegant, delicious and already approachable.”
93 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 93 Points, James Suckling
Drawn from some the finest parcels on the storied hill of Montosoli, home to some of the most famous and sought after wines. The 2017 Cerbaia is a sleek, full-bodied beauty that Parker’s Wine Advocate called, “silky and polished” while also mentioning its “power” and “freshness” in their 93-point review. Suckling echoed the sentiment with his own 93-point score, calling it, “full-bodied and solid with attractive tannins that give the wine form and tension.”
94 Pts, Wine Enthusiast – 94 Pts, Jeb Dunnuck – 93 Pts, James Suckling – 93 Pts, Parker’s Wine Advocate
“From the team of Nicolas Glumineau at Pichon Comtesse de Lalande, the 2018 Château De Pez is a gorgeous 2018 that should be on every Bordeaux lover’s radar (and should be a great value as well). Notes of blackcurrants, blueberries, candied violets, and graphite define the bouquet, and it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, rockingly polished tannins, terrific purity, and a great finish. It’s terrific and is going to have 15-20 years or more of longevity.” -Jeb Dunnuck
Soon to be Rated
Last year, Chevallier found a new gear, and he did something he never does, let someone take a crack at reviewing his Saumur-Champigny Cabernet. It got a stinking 95-point score and what do you know, all of the wine flew out the door as quickly as it came in. Chevallier blew them away, as I’ve seen so many times when I put these wines in front of someone new. This year, the Cabernet Franc made off 40+ year old vines grown on sloping limestone hills is just as juicy and laser focused as least year’s release. Will the big score come? For our sake… I hope not quite as big as last year so we can keep it in stock longer!
96 Points, Galloni – Vinous – 94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
“The 2020 Franc-Mayne is an exotic, heady wine. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, licorice and espresso lend an air of dark, sepia-toned beauty throughout. Plush, silky and generous, the 2020 is wonderfully deep and layered. Those qualities continue to emerge effortlessly over time. This ample Saint-Émilion has so much to offer.”
95 Points, Wine Spectator – 94 Points, Robert Parker
Chateau Lafite Rothschild is one of only four First Growth Bordeaux and one of the rarest bottles in the world to get your hands on. In the 2002 vintage, Chateau Lafite Rothschild is one of only a handful of bottles you absolutely need in your cellar. Bordeaux’s most famous critic, American journalist Robert Parker, Jr. called the wine, “A brilliant offering and a candidate for wine of the vintage, this is classic Lafite.” This one is an all-timer, and a Bordeaux collector’s dream.