Cellar/Tasting Notes "The basic Fontenil (95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) has a deep bluish purple color ... full-bodied, layered, opulent wine, with lots of black raspberry fruit intermixed with some blueberries and crushed rock ... [One] of the best wines from Dany and Michel Rolland ... of Fontenil in Fronsac."
Cellar/Tasting Notes Aromas of small red berries with some light cherry sapwood and a delicate nose of oak. This is dynamic and full of minerality due to the stony soil.
Cellar/Tasting Notes "The estate's 2007 Barolo Brunate sweeps across the palate with endless layers of expansive fruit. The Brunate shows fabulous intensity and depth in an uncharacteristically rich, opulent style for Marcarini. Despite the wine's richness there is plenty of Brunate character, particularly on the..
Cellar/Tasting Notes Very perfumed, soft and supple, even velvety. The name means raspberry bush and the berry notes come through brightly on the nose and palate. Solid tannic structure and definition.
Cellar/Tasting Notes "…his is an outstanding wine and further evidence of just how strong this estate’s wines have become. Sweet plum and red and black currant fruit, intermixed with notes of resiny pine forest and forest floor as well as a hint of barrique, are followed by a wine with gorgeous depth, an attractive,..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Moderate wood influence sets off intensely earthy ripe red berry fruit aromas that sit atop the rich, pure and relatively fine middle weight flavors that possess very good depth and length. This moderately structured effort is a quality Savigny villages and worth considering."
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Culler’s entry-level 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Casaeda bursts from the glass with juicy red berries, licorice, spices and menthol. This is an especially juicy, forward Cabernet Sauvignon with plenty of early appeal in its generous fruit. At the same time, the addition of Syrah to the blend adds..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Deep ruby. Dried cherry and redcurrant on the nose, with notes of tobacco and licorice adding complexity. Offers bright red fruit and floral flavors given spine by gentle acidity. Gains sweetness with air and finishes long, spicy and with very good focus. This youthful wine should age..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "Youthful violet color. Highly perfumed aromas of blackberry, cherry-cola and vanillin oak are complicated by star anise and potpourri. Enters with powerful dark fruit flavors and gains vivacity in the mid-palate, picking up notes of candied raspberry and spicecake. Densely packed but suave,..
Cellar/Tasting Notes Dark ruby/plum-hued with an evolved nose of cedar, dried herbs, sweet cherries, and plums, this medium-bodied, attractive St.-Estephe is best consumed during its first 7-8 years of life.