If you like Napa proprietary reds and love Italian wines you NEED to try this Supertuscan. The ‘Solengo’, which is Tuscan for “lone wild boar”, is the product of a Cabernet Sauvignon based blend. James Suckling flipped for this smooth rider, “Fantastic aromas of floral violets and roses with dark purple fruits. Full body and ultra-fine tannins and a long and linear finish.” Very limited availability. Hop on this deal before it disappears!
Argiano has been doing terrific work lately with this historic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot, Syrah and Merlot. The 2015 Solengo is especially exuberant, concentrated and dark in this warm and sunny vintage. The previous vintage (2014) is perhaps more veiled and subtle, whereas this wine plays its cards in an immediate and upfront manner. It shows confidence and determination. This is a softly enriched red wine with black fruit, dried blackberry aromas, exotic spice, savory smoke and cured tobacco.
Fantastic aromas of flowers such as violets and roses with dark purple fruits and hints of stones, too. Full body with ultra-fine tannins and a long and linear finish. This is a return to the great Solengos of the mid-1990s. The best since 1997. Cabernet sauvignon 50%, petit verdot 30%, merlot 15% and sangiovese 5%. Drinkable now but better in 2020.