Cellar/Tasting Notes "The grapes used for this wine underwent the appassimento process for 21 days, and the wine was aged for 18 months in French oak. The result is an intense, complex wine, with red fruit, spice and tobacco flavors." - Wine Enthusiast
Cellar/Tasting Notes "The 2007 Shardana comes across as quite rustic in this vintage. It is a big, powerful wine loaded with dark fruit, earthiness, licorice, tar, smoke and hints of brett. Plenty of rough edges remain, distancing the 2007 from the finer vintages that have been made here. Shardana is 85% Carignano and..
Cellar/Tasting Notes Garnet red color. Typical, ethereal, red fruit jam, aromatic herbs, toasty. Dry, medium structure, supple, low acidity, evident tannins, good persistence.
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 "Even more impressive, the 2009 Barbera d’Asti Superiore Nizza is flat-out sumptuous. All the best qualities of this great Barbera vintage come together in the glass. There is absolutely nothing missing. Vibrant veins of minerality support the succulent fruit through to the deeply expressive..
Cellar/Tasting Notes From the 98 point Brunello producer
As usual, the Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino is one of the more massive Rossos of the vintage. Black-purple in color, super-ripe and full-bodied, it stands out from the rest. Exceptional purity and depth. This is a very classy red.
Cellar/Tasting Notes Deep ruby red in color, with slight garnet undertones. The nose is rich and varied, with spice and vanilla notes. In the mouth, an opulent structure is enhanced by soft, sweet tannins, leaving no doubt regarding the wine’s long life and unquestionable class.
Cellar/Tasting Notes "The 2008 Barolo is a pretty, delicate wine graced with expressive dark red fruit, flowers and sweet herbs. It possesses lovely inner perfume and fine balance at this level. Floral notes round out the vinous finish. This is a huge over achiever in its category and easily one of the finest..
Cellar/Tasting Notes "... lovely sweet fruit at the finish. Light jam and chocolate character. Good finish."
Cellar/Tasting Notes So perfumed with sexy aromas of rose petals and other flowers. Passion. Full body, with ultra-fine tannins and a fabulous texture. Goes on for minutes. Phenomenal. Better in a year or two but superb.