Each and every year we feature the inimitable wines of Castello di Volpaia. Even so, as the scores explode our allotment erodes. Last November, we snuck out 20 cases of Wine Spectator’s highest rated Chianti Classico in the history of the publication – Castello di Volpaia’s 2016 – on a sleepy afternoon.
Now – Castello di Volpaia has done it again with the ultimate Tuesday nighter Cabernet. Drawn from a steep hillside overlooking the ancient (now non-existent) Lake Prelius – Castello di Volpaia’s Cabernet is out of this world especially for under $20!
Made from organically grown grapes, this one is super energetic yet elegant with refined tannins and a lingering finish. Meant to be enjoyed in its youth, you could also make an argument that this wine will continue to shine for upwards of a decade. It’s a full-bodied Super-Tuscan and for a wine with a very modest price tag, there are plenty of intricacies and layers to peel back here.
93 Points, James Suckling
A very pretty red with currants, blackberries and hints of lavender. Medium to full body, polished tannins and a creamy finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink after 2022.
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Made with organically grown grapes, this Cabernet Sauvignon opens with inviting aromas of cassis, underbrush and mint. The savory, polished palate features black currant, licorice and tobacco alongside fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2026.