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Casanova di Neri Cerretalto Riserva 2013

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CWA99

RP97

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $350.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points | RP
“This is a beautiful Brunello that boasts deep intensity and bold black fruit flavors that are plummy and rich. Spice, toasted oak and tobacco frame that primary fruit. Cerretalto ages in oak for 30 months and that strong imprint has added to the structure, depth and contemporary character of this ‘A list’ Brunello. That oak imprint is also reinforced in the wine's tannins.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (1/19)

Background
WINE SPECTATOR on 2013 Brunello di Montalcino: “Wine lovers old enough to remember Tuscan vintages from the 1970s and 1980s will find the 2013 Brunellos reminiscent of that earlier era. These elegant wines show freshness, focus and alluring harmony. The late start to the vegetative cycle in 2013, as well as the later flowering, made the vintage similar to 2010, a superb year. The character of the 2013s is very approachable due to the lighter weight of the wines. Some are racy and more linear, with slightly less alcohol than in preceding vintages, yet in the best examples, the acid and tannin structures are well-integrated, giving the wines enough density and tension. This should allow them to age well over the next 10 to 15 years. You'll find no better contrast to the 2013s than the riservas from 2012. For the most part, these are big, muscular reds.”
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Kevin Bacons

Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points | RP
“This is a beautiful Brunello that boasts deep intensity and bold black fruit flavors that are plummy and rich. Spice, toasted oak and tobacco frame that primary fruit. Cerretalto ages in oak for 30 months and that strong imprint has added to the structure, depth and contemporary character of this ‘A list’ Brunello. That oak imprint is also reinforced in the wine's tannins.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (1/19)

Background
WINE SPECTATOR on 2013 Brunello di Montalcino: “Wine lovers old enough to remember Tuscan vintages from the 1970s and 1980s will find the 2013 Brunellos reminiscent of that earlier era. These elegant wines show freshness, focus and alluring harmony. The late start to the vegetative cycle in 2013, as well as the later flowering, made the vintage similar to 2010, a superb year. The character of the 2013s is very approachable due to the lighter weight of the wines. Some are racy and more linear, with slightly less alcohol than in preceding vintages, yet in the best examples, the acid and tannin structures are well-integrated, giving the wines enough density and tension. This should allow them to age well over the next 10 to 15 years. You'll find no better contrast to the 2013s than the riservas from 2012. For the most part, these are big, muscular reds.”



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Casanova di Neri

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Tuscany