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Argiano Solengo 2020


To say that Argiano has the eyes of the entire wine world would be a bit of an understatement. The winery, always known for their quality and consistency and commitment to excellence sent shockwaves throughout the industry when their 2018 (not 2016, not 2019) Brunello di Montalcino was named #1 Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator in 2023.

Why is this winery so great?

Well first, there’s the property. Their estate is absolutely gorgeous – a magnificent, sprawling estate with magnificent windows, doors, vineyards, you name it. Argiano’s vineyards are located in the Montalicino area where a perfect microclimate assures a super ecological system. There’s also the underground cellar which has been around since the 16th century. It’s picturesque while also maintaining a constant temperature and humidity well away from the noise and light.

Then there’s the team. Sebastiano Rosa, the General Manager studied in California before working at Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Sassacaia prior to his hiring. Then there’s probably the most well known winemaker in Italy today, Dr. Giacomo Tachis, who is the oenologist. Ho hum, the only places that he’s worked has been Sassacaia, Tignanello and Solaia, to name a few!!!

But with the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino ranked the #1 Wine Spectator Wine of 2023, you know that all eyes were going to be on this historic estate for their 2019 release, a vintage that has been met with so much fanfare and anticipation, that it almost seems that it can’t live up to the hype. Almost.

The gauntlet was thrown when Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate recently got to taste the brand new 2019 release. They didn’t mix words: “The Argiano 2019 Brunello di Montalcino comes out stronger than the previous 2018 and 2017 vintages, thanks to the precision and focus of its fruit flavors in this balanced vintage.”

If the 2019 comes out stronger than the 2018 and comes from a better vintage… is this another Top 10 wine? Is it the first wine to ever repeat as #1? That remains to be seen. Wine Spectator hasn’t yet reviewed this wine. But when they do… all eyes will be on them. In the meantime, this is easily one of the all-time great releases from an iconic estate. Snagging a few bottles of this while you can should be a high priority.

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96 Points, James Suckling
Profound nose here with chili chocolate and sandalwood beneath the sweet blackberry background. A hint of violets, too. An opulent and densely packed palate with full body and concentrated blackberries. Very tight tannins rendered in a fine-grained and almost seamless way, with a lingering finish.

94 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot, 20% Merlot and 5% Sangiovese, the hot-vintage 2020 Solengo (in a heavy glass bottle) is very rich and dense with firm textural support and a full-bodied style. The wine is bold and beautiful and so is the quality of the fruit; however, there is a lot of oak spice and toast to take in. That oak is good reason to put this bottle aside in your cellar for three or four more years.