2015 Caiarossa Toscana Rosso IGT

$49.95
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If you crave the voluptuous, savory sunshine of the Tuscan coast you taste in the likes of Sassicaia, Ornellaia, and le Macchiole, we have a little gem to offer—emblazoned with a bust of Dionysus himself—that is going to become a treasured part of your cellar.

It is no accident that these wines are made in the graceful, powerful style of a great Margaux; Caiarossa is owned by the same family that owns Margaux’s Château du Tertre (5th Growth) and Château Giscours (3rd Growth). The estate is managed and the wines are made by Dominique Génot, a Frenchman who trained in Bordeaux and Dijon and also staged in California and New Zealand. 2006 was his first vintage at Caiarossa, and his mastery shows.

“The nose immediately shows a fabulous contrast between riper mulberries and blackberry crumble and freshly ground herbs, citrus and incense. The palate shows much the same polish, carrying bright blue-fruit flavors across a bedrock of muscular tannins and driven acidity. This finishes long and very grainy yet succulent. A blend of merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, sangiovese, petit verdot and alicante. Drink in 2022.” – James Suckling

Thanks to our direct importing program, we’re able to offer you superb, lean n’ mean pricing on this fabulous red. It drinks like a great Bordeaux or Bolgheri Red that costs three times as much. Get at least a few bottles and see what the buzz is about!

NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL OFFERING; ARRIVING JANUARY 2019.

As seasoned wineslingers, no wines make us as thirsty just talking about them than the wines of the Tuscan Coast; they have a warmth, charisma, and generosity to them that you simply don't find in places like Bordeaux or the Loire. The Tuscan sun, her gravelly soils, Sangiovese, and Cabernet Sauvignon create an alchemy that beckons your nose into the glass in a way that other red wines simply can't. Caiarossa, is located just to the north of Bolgheri by about 30 minutes. Here in the rolling hills of the Cecina river valley, the influence of the sea moderates temperatures nicely, with a climate absolutely perfect for growing Sangiovese and the Bordeaux varietals. It is no accident that these wines are made in the graceful, powerful style of a great Margaux; Caiarossa is owned by the same family that owns Margaux's Château du Tertre (5th Growth) and Château Giscours (3rd Growth). The estate is managed and the wines are made by Dominique Génot, a Frenchman who trained in Bordeaux and Dijon and also staged in California and New Zealand. 2006 was his first vintage at Caiarossa, and his mastery shows. If you crave the voluptuous, savory sunshine of the Tuscan coast you taste in the likes of Sassicaia, Ornellaia, and le Macchiole, these little gems, emblazoned with a bust of Dionysus himself, are going to become a treasured part of your cellar.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Winemaker:
Dominique Genot
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
11 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 30% new
Appellation:
Tuscany
Total Varietal Composition %:
Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Alicante
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1WCAI15IR3
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James Suckling

The nose immediately shows a fabulous contrast between riper mulberries and blackberry crumble and freshly ground herbs, citrus and incense. The palate shows much the same polish, carrying bright blue-fruit flavors across a bedrock of muscular tannins and driven acidity. This finishes long and very grainy yet succulent. A blend of merlot, cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, sangiovese, petit verdot and alicante