Friday, December 30, 2016

Great Tuscan stars.....

We got a chance to taste this wine and it is spectacular.
Make sure you grab some as we bought the last 5 cases available in St. Louis.
2013 Isole e Olena Ceparello...$69.99
The 2013 Cepparello is superb. Polished, silky nuanced and exceptionally beautiful, the 2013 exudes freshness and energy from start to finish. Succulent red cherry, plum, lavender and rose petal are some of the signatures. Aging in French oak shapes the wine nicely without marking it excessively. The purity of the flavors is striking. This is an especially cool, savory Cepparello built on finesse and persistence rather than power. Rain during harvest robbed the wine of some of its breadth. Otherwise, this is a striking Cepparello. I can't wait to see how it ages.
Rated 96/100 Antonio Galloni Vinous

2013 Sette Ponti Oreno Toscana...$69.98
A wine with terrific texture and balance. Very polished tannins that are etheral and harmonious. Full-bodied, yet fresh, this is about combining elegance with power. It's so Latour in style. Excellent depth. Better in 2017, but so fine now. Blend of cabernet sauvigon, merlot and petit verdot.
Rated 97/100 James Suckling

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