Published in May 2014

Wines, Spirits and Beers published in the May 2014 issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

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Ornellaia 2010 Red (Bolgheri Superiore)

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The 2010 Ornellaia celebrates the wine’s 25th anniversary, and it could not have been a more spectacular vintage. It opens with aromas of crushed blue flowers, black berries, pipe tobacco and thyme that give way to an elegant, structured and polished palate. It delivers intense blackberry flavors layered with white pepper, Mediterranean herbs, mineral and mocha…  — K.O.  (5/1/2014)
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Jarvis 2008 Estate Grown Cave Fermented Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

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This low production, 100% Cab offers the most perfectly ripe black currant fruit, with complicating hints of pencil lead, violets, dark chocolate shavings and, of course, lots of toasty oak. The fact that it’s now more than five years old has helped to mellow it, but the tannins are still quite hard. The beautiful estate vineyard sits high in the Vaca Mountains…  — S.H.  (5/1/2014)
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Château Latour 2011 Red (Pauillac)

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Big tannins and impressive fruits are the hallmarks of this impressive wine. It is also subtle, not showing all its flavors at once, hiding beneath tannins and structure. For this fruity vintage, it shows a strong sense of direct, solid structure, only allowing the strong black plum and berry flavors to come through slowly. It is for the long haul, so don’t drink…  — R.V.  (5/1/2014)
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Le Macchiole 2010 Paleo Cabernet Franc (Toscana)

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This extraordinary wine put Cabernet Franc on the map in Bolgheri. The 2010 reveals an exquisite bouquet of black currants, crushed blue flower, leather and baking spices. The smooth palate delivers mouthwatering blackberries, black cherry, white pepper, thyme and licorice alongside an age-worthy structure boasting firm but elegant tannins and fresh acidity. It’s…  — K.O.  (5/1/2014)
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Marchesi Antinori 2010 Solaia Red (Toscana)

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Already one of Italy’s most iconic bottlings, this gorgeous 2010 is already a classic. Its complex and intense bouquet unfolds with ripe blackberries, violets, leather, thyme and balsamic herbs. The palate shows structure, poise and complexity, delivering rich black currants, black cherry, licorice, mint and menthol notes alongside assertive but polished tannins…  — K.O.  (5/1/2014)
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Masseto 2010 Merlot (Toscana)

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The phenomenal 2010 vintage shows why this wine is considered Italy’s top purebred Merlot. Revealing structure, finesse and mesmerizing depth, it delivers blackberries, currants, cedar, exotic spices and mocha alongside firm, polished tannins and fresh acidity. It’s well balanced with fantastic length and while it’s delicious now, hold for more complexity. Drink…  — K.O.  (5/1/2014)
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Tenuta San Guido 2010 Sassicaia Red (Bolgheri Sassicaia)

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This supremely elegant and age-worthy Sassicaia opens with an intense bouquet of black cherry, Mediterranean herbs, blue flower, cedar and leather aromas. Powerful but graceful, the palate delivers a vibrant core of black cherry accented with white pepper, mineral and balsamic notes alongside youthful but polished tannins and vibrant acidity. It’s not as exuberant…  — K.O.  (5/1/2014)
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Château Lafite Rothschild 2011 Red (Pauillac)

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The wine shows the power typical of a Lafite but within the context of the fruity 2011 vintage. The immensely dense tannic structure gives the wine a solid feel that is lifted by so much ripe black currant and berry fruits. At the back, the wine has a more brooding, dark character that suggests great aging potential. Drink this wine from 2019.  — R.V.  (5/1/2014)
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