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Each of the hallmarks that I love most about Super Tuscan wines get magnified by a couple extra years of bottle development.  Tuscan wines are revered for being big, powerful, opulent, and in many cases those some qualities that define them, aren’t so easy to appreciate when they’re young.  They’re often comprised of non-Italian varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc and it can take time for each of these grapes to harmonize just right.  But when this symmetry occurs, it becomes clear why they’re some of the most highly-rated and desirable wines in the world.  A great example is Caiarossa’s 2012 Aria di Caiarossa, which is both powerful and elegant with intense dark berries, cocoa and spice box.  At under forty bucks this this is performing well above it’s weight class.

Located in Val di Cecina on the Tuscan coast, Caiarossa’s biodymanically farmed 16 hectare vineyard is planted to 11 grape varieties with each one selected based upon the soil type that best suits it.  The 2012 Aria di Caiarossa blends together Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon, with each grape lending it’s own set of qualities and characteristics to the final blend.  The 2012 is drinking absolutely beautifully now and with three solid scores this vintage, don’t wait too long to secure yours…

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“... this juicy wine opens with aromas of ripe plum, baking spice and a balsamic note. The concentrated palate doles out ripe black cherry, clove and licorice alongside fine-grained tannins.” 
90 Points
A savory and fruity style, boasting blueberry, boysenberry, leather, earth and spice flavors. Quickly yields to firm tannins, yet there is sweetness and length on the finish… Best from 2019 through 2025...”
91 Points
Aromas of blueberry and light chocolate follow through to a full body, velvety tannins and a fresh finish.” 
92 Points

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Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 3 × 3 in


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