Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere Maremma Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2013

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Awe Some

Cherry stem, unsweetened cocoa, and woodsy bark on the nose. And a lot of heat. Oh, and heat on the palate. These later vintages are pushing 15% and they don't hide it. This tastes like a big Syrah that's done a lot of cardio: less flabby, sloppy jam; less skin and bark; less hyper sweet, high sugar, high ABV notes on the nose and palate. But keeps the structure, jab and hook. Less "let's have a pizza with this in my sunny Tuscan garden", and more "brasato in the Italian Alps in early fall".

Cherry stem, unsweetened cocoa, and woodsy bark on the nose. And a lot of heat. Oh, and heat on the palate. These later vintages are pushing 15% and they don't hide it. This tastes like a big Syrah that's done a lot of cardio: less flabby, sloppy jam; less skin and bark; less hyper sweet, high sugar, high ABV notes on the nose and palate. But keeps the structure, jab and hook. Less "let's have a pizza with this in my sunny Tuscan garden", and more "brasato in the Italian Alps in early fall".

9.0

Big Wave Dave

Nice, round, med full bidied. Good for the money

Nice, round, med full bidied. Good for the money

8.9

Andy Demaree

I've had this wine from several vintages now and, for whatever reason, I never seem to enjoy it anywhere near as much as the critics, despite my being a fan of many Italian reds. This got an hour in a wide bottom decanter, and was consumed over the following 5 hours. The nose was a bit tight all night, and the palate showed the same. Some rustic, funky notes arrived towards the end of the bottle, which didn't help my enjoyment much. I would suggest giving this 3-4 years in the cellar to show all it has to offer, but I didn't really feel excited about what it did show at this point and don't plan to lay any down.

I've had this wine from several vintages now and, for whatever reason, I never seem to enjoy it anywhere near as much as the critics, despite my being a fan of many Italian reds. This got an hour in a wide bottom decanter, and was consumed over the following 5 hours. The nose was a bit tight all night, and the palate showed the same. Some rustic, funky notes arrived towards the end of the bottle, which didn't help my enjoyment much. I would suggest giving this 3-4 years in the cellar to show all it has to offer, but I didn't really feel excited about what it did show at this point and don't plan to lay any down.

8.6

Bram Hillegers

very nice blend. slightly fruity with a little spice. great wine

very nice blend. slightly fruity with a little spice. great wine

9.2

Rufus King

Fruity, slight astringent Super Tuscan served at Varano's in Wells and at Earth at Hidden Pond

Fruity, slight astringent Super Tuscan served at Varano's in Wells and at Earth at Hidden Pond

8.8

Alessandro Dalle Carbonare

Nice wine. Actually great price/quality range! Unfortunately this 2013 bottle was showing an evident presence of Brett. Overall a pleasant and good drinking wine.

Nice wine. Actually great price/quality range! Unfortunately this 2013 bottle was showing an evident presence of Brett. Overall a pleasant and good drinking wine.

8.8

Amanda James

Bold and heavy.

Bold and heavy.

9.4

Diane Roberts

Nice blend-2013 vintage

Nice blend-2013 vintage

8.7

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm

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