Isole e Olena Cepparello Toscana Sangiovese 2014

$79.99

97 Points - limited Super-Tuscan           Cepparello is one of Italy's most iconic wines and a reflection of Paolo De Marchi's career. Today Cepparello, named after a small seasonal stream among the vineyards, is a selection of the estates best fruit. Soils primarily Galestro, vineyards orientated Southwest and are 400 meters above sea-level. Paolo believes that vintage is part of terrior and wines of origin reflect the vintage. Limited. 97 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous):  "Isole e Olena's 2014 Cepparello is mind-blowingly beautiful. The product of a long, cool growing season with perfect weather at the end of the fall. Dark, savory and intensely mineral, the 2014 possesses remarkable depth and intensity. In 2014, the grapes reached full maturity at lower sugars than is the norm today. I tasted the 2014 from an assortment of barrels. If the finished wine is like the wine I tasted from barrel, the 2014 Cepparello will be one of the big surprises of the vintage. I love the mid-palate depth here.." 95 Points Robert Parker:  "Here is another big surprise from an underdog vintage. The 2014 Cepparello had recently been bottled when I preview tasted it, but it is far from its release date. Paolo De Marchi sold off any finished wine that did not live up to his standards and picked the very best results for this edition. Production this vintage is down by almost a quarter. This is a beauty. It flaunts a deep, dark appearance with succulent fruit, savory spice, leather and grilled herb. The oak element needs additional time to integrate and it surely will as the wine continues its slow bottle evolution. Only a third of the blend is aged in new oak. This upcoming Cepparello is a wine of substance and distinction."

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Ratings on Delectable

Joe DAscoli

Good

Good

9.2

Daniel Mencaroni

Dark red, explosive aroma of spices, dark cherry, crushed stone, violet and more. Pure silk in the mouth the wine shows power while being extremely elegant and balanced. Finishes long.

Dark red, explosive aroma of spices, dark cherry, crushed stone, violet and more. Pure silk in the mouth the wine shows power while being extremely elegant and balanced. Finishes long.

9.4

Samantha Casino Carly

Was worried that the 2014 would be too young but was drinkable as soon as it was opened. After some time it turned even better. Great recommendation by the waiter!

Was worried that the 2014 would be too young but was drinkable as soon as it was opened. After some time it turned even better. Great recommendation by the waiter!

9.2

Joe DAscoli

One of my favorites

One of my favorites

9.4

Scott Stewart

This has a long life ahead of it.

This has a long life ahead of it.

9.3

Byron Hewett

Drinking well right now! Lovely. Balanced and almost plush. At Tavernetta in Denver.

Drinking well right now! Lovely. Balanced and almost plush. At Tavernetta in Denver.

9.3

KA

Solid Sangiovese should improve with age

Solid Sangiovese should improve with age

9.2

Kevin DeBernardi

Fantastic Sangiovese that should stand up to quite a few more years in the cellar. Would love to see how this one develops.

Fantastic Sangiovese that should stand up to quite a few more years in the cellar. Would love to see how this one develops.

9.2

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