2011 Le Ragnaie, Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany

Press and Tasting Notes

From the highest elevation in Montalcino, we love this vintage of Le Ragnaie Brunello for its approachability in its youth without giving up the classic Brunello profile: Stewed cherry, cigar box, young tobacco leaf and zephyrs of cedar caress the palate. With an abundance of plum and dried-fruit, there is a long, velvety texture here that lasts ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured June 01, 2015

THE REVIEW

Do you wish you could have bought more 1982 Bordeaux? 1997 Napa Cabernet? 1990 DRC from Burgundy? Here's another opportunity to stock your cellar with an epic vintage by an amazing Brunello producer.
    We jumped at the 2010 Le Ragnaie Brunello for several reasons: It wasn't because it received 98 points and it wasn't because a chunk of the fruit comes from vineyards that touch Soldera (which retails for $500 per bottle). It wasn't even because it is 100% organic. We chose it because when the staff tasted it, everyone said in unison, "holy @#&!"
    In stock now and shipping, very little of this historic wine is available. As we've stressed before - especially when writing about themes or vintages as a category - it's often challenging to write about wines weekly and convey a sense of urgency without sounding repetitive. That said...YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS OFFERING!
    The last time we saw a vintage like this was the historic 1997 Tuscan vintage. Those wines are long gone but still talked about today. We will be doing the same with this 2010 vintage as it is arguably better.
    "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is gorgeous. A super-classic profile of sweet red cherries, smoke, tobacco, cedar and wild herbs lift from the glass in a perfumed, silky Brunello that captures the essence of Sangiovese." Antonio Galloni
    While supplies last, this very special offering will be filled on a first come, first served basis.Read More »

Varietal

SANGIOVESE

Sangiovese may be the most recognizable red grape grown it Italy.  Sangiovese can be found throughout Tuscany and, depending on the subregion, is given a "local" name. For example, Sangiovese grown in Chianti i ... Read More »

Region

TUSCANY

Tuscany is home to some of the most popular Italian red wines.  Located along the Tyrrehenian coast, the Mediterranean influence and hilly terrain allow Tuscany to offer a wide variety of wine styles.  The mo ... Read More »

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