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Batar 2011

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - January 10, 2014

92 Points This is always one of the best whites of Tuscany, with a yogurt, apple and dried-pineapple character. Full and rich with beautiful fruit and a lovely texture and tension. Drink now. Made from biodynamic grapes. A blend of chardonnay and pinot bianco.

vinousmedia.com - Antonio Galloni - August 01, 2013

93 Points "Peach, mint, jasmine, Chamomile, honey and almond notes all flesh out in the glass. Ample, resonant and rich on the palate, the 2011 impresses for its balance, class and harmony."

Batar 2010

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - October 01, 2013

90 Points “Toasty, displaying vanilla, clove, nutmeg, butterscotch and baked apple flavors. Balanced, this wine is rich in texture, with a long finish."

Batar 2009 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Monica Larner - March 2012

90 Points "This oak-aged blend of equal parts Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay opens with a beautifully intense bouquet of vanilla bean, peach cobbler and citrus mousse. White almond and toasted spice make for rich accents on the long fresh finish."

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - January 03, 2012

91 Points "Aromas similar to pineapple ice cream and apples follow through to a full body, with lots of fruit and firm acidity. Delicious now, but better in 2012. Biodynamically produced."

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - August 2011

89 Points "The 2009 Batar shows good up-front fleshiness in its juicy apricots, peaches and light floral honey... Batar has a track record of developing beautifully in bottle. It will be interesting to see the direction the 2009 takes."

Batar 2008 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Monica Larner - March 2012

90 Points "Tuscan dishes celebrate fresh, seasonal ingredients such as fava beans, artichokes, asparagus, zucchini and extra virgin olive oil. This structured white wine offers the richness of texture and aromatic intensity to pair with the best of that culinary tradition."

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - October 2010

91 Points "The 2008 Batar is rather pointed and focused in this vintage, which also happens to be one of the most elegant I can remember. There is wonderful purity and energy in the ripe peach fruit with subtle undertones of flowers, minerals and French oak that add complexity. The oak seems dialed down in 2008 and what comes through is the exceptional beauty of fruit planted on these high-altitude hillside vineyards."

Wine Enthusiast - Monica Larner - July 01, 2010

92 Points "Here is an exceptionally fresh and pristine blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco from a biodynamic vineyard in Tuscany with buoyant aromas of honeysuckle, stone fruit, apricot and white mineral. The wine is crisp, sophisticated and lasts many long minutes in the mouth."

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - August 2009

91 points "Querciabella's Batar...is quite possibly the most elegant, refined white being made in Tuscany today. Those qualities are on display in the sublime 2007. Ripe, succulent peaches, apricots, smoke, honey, spices and sweet toasted oak all come together with unusual grace. The oak is especially well-balanced in this vintage. Simply put, the 2007 Batar is a gem."

Batar 2007 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - James Suckling - August 31, 2009

92 points "An intense, minerally nose, with notes of bitter almond, sultana and ripe melon, leads to a full-bodied palate, with rich mineral character and lemony acidity. There's a velvety, almost tannic texture on the long finish. Compact. Powerful and impressive."

Batar 2006 Archived REVIEWS

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - June 2008

90 points "The 2006 Batar is one of the small handful of truly distinctive whites being made in Tuscany. This lush, full-bodied wine reveals ripe peaches, cantaloupe, jasmine, honey, spices and toasted oak on a soft-textured, medium-bodied frame. Still quite primary today, it will acquire further nuance and put on weight with further bottle age. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2016."

Batar 2005 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - James Suckling - October 31, 2007

90 points "Fresh apple, flower and light toffee aromas follow through to a full body, with a round texture and a long, rich finish. There's loads of fruit and character, yet this is refined."

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - June 2007

90 Points "The estate’s barrel-aged 2005 Batar...is consistently one of Italy’s finest whites. The 2005 presents attractive suggestions of jasmine, peaches and sweet tropical fruit on a medium-bodied frame buttressed by a lively note of minerality. While the 2005 is not one of the more opulent Batars, it is nonetheless a very finessed wine that is sure to find many admirers. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017."

Batar 2004 Archived REVIEWS

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - June 2007

92 Points "During a recent visit to the estate I had the opportunity to taste every Batar back to 1995 and there can be no question that in top vintages it is a wine that is capable of developing further complexity with age. The standout of that tasting was the sublime 2004 Batar...which captures the fullest expression of this wine. Endowed with layers of sweet fruit interwoven with mineral and sweet toasted oak notes, it offers outstanding length on the palate in a more full-bodied style than the slender 2005, with notable finesse and terrific overall balance. Although it can be enjoyed today, this wine has a history of filling out its frame with some bottle age. It is not to be missed. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2019."

Camartina

Camartina 2010

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - June 18, 2014

93 Points "A vivid, fresh style, whose berry and cherry flavors are focused and augmented by tobacco, underbrush and iron notes. Tight and intense, presenting a long, mineral-inflected finish."

vinousmedia.com - Antonio Galloni - August 08, 2013

95+ Points "The 2010 Camartina is one of the most beautiful versions of this wine I have tasted in some time. Layered and vibrant on the palate, the 2010 impresses for its finesse and nuance. Freshly cut flowers, mint, dark red berries and graphite all meld together in a wine of exceptional refinement. Today, the aromas and flavors are naturally not fully expressive, but another few years should work wonders. The cool, late-ripening season yielded a Camartina of understated class and pedigree."

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - July 03, 2013

94 Points "A powerful red wine with an abundance of berry, dried fruits and hints of vanilla on the nose and palate. Full body, with chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Needs at least two or three years of bottle age to come together. Made from biodynamically grown grapes. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese."

Camartina 2008

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - January 10, 2014

93 Points A wine with a meaty, spicy, dried-berry,cedar character. Full and chewy. This is very powerful, but also a little rustic. Made from organic grapes. Give it three to four years of bottle age.

Camartina 2008 Archived REVIEWS

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - August 2011

93 Points "Dark fruit, spices, leather and tobacco are some of the aromas and flavors that take shape in the glass. Mineral notes appear later to frame the long, vibrant finish. The 2008 shows lovely balance..."

Camartina 2008

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - January 10, 2014

93 Points A wine with a meaty, spicy, dried-berry,cedar character. Full and chewy. This is very powerful, but also a little rustic. Made from organic grapes. Give it three to four years of bottle age.

Camartina 2007 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Monica Larner - May 2012

91 Points "This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese opens with plush layers of cherry and blackberry and touches of spice and toast that are never overdone. In fact, the wine shows power and determination allied to delicacy."

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - October 2010

93 Points "Crushed flowers, berries and subtle French oak are woven together in a fine, silky fabric of notable class. The 2007 possesses terrific clarity and focus..."

Camartina 2006 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Monica Larner - October 2011

94 Points "This luscious blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese shows bright cherry and blueberry characteristics backed by smooth richness and velvety texture. The wine is soft, dense and delicious overall. It presents a beautiful portrait of Tuscan wine."

Wine Spectator - James Suckling - October 31, 2009

92 points "A stylish combination of currant and cassis on the nose, with a hint of rose petal, turning to licorice. Full-bodied, with chewy yet polished tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Polished and very pretty."

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - August 2009

95 points "The estate's 2006 Camartina...is awesome in the way it marries considerable ripeness with a firm, classic sense of structure. Black cherries, minerals, menthol, tar and subtle French oak are some of the nuances that emerge from the 2006 Camartina. This is a decidedly big, powerful Camartina that will require some patience, but all of the ingredients are there for this to be one of the finest versions of this wine ever made."

Camartina 2005 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - James Suckling - October 31, 2008

93 points "Blackberry, blueberry and lavender aromas follow through to a full body, with supersilky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Polished and beautiful."

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - June 2008

91 points "The 2005 Camartina...reveals floral aromatics along with red fruits, tar, licorice, smoke and toasted oak. It possesses outstanding balance...This slender Camartina is likely to offer its best drinking relatively early. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020."

Camartina 2004 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - James Suckling - October 31, 2007

94 points "Aromas of black current and flowers follow through to a full body, with a solid core of ripe fruit and silky tannins. Long and beautiful. Chewy right now. Solid and long. Needs time. ... Best after 2010."

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - Ian D'Agata - August 2007

94 Points "Dark ruby. Intense, enticing aromas of black cherry, plum, menthol, coffee and chocolate. Very smooth and rich on the palate, with rich, deep flavors of spicy plum, raspberry, mint and coffee. The very long, clean and precise finish features very fine, smooth, palate-coating tannins. A real winner!"

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - June 2007

95 Points "The estate’s 2004 Camartina is another irresistibly sexy wine. A deeply-colored ruby, it displays captivating aromatics along with notes of blackberries, blueberries, violets and graphite that emerge on its medium-bodied frame. The fine tannins make it a highly enjoyable wine even at this early stage, but my experience suggests that another few years of bottle age are needed for the wine to integrate its oak and express its full range of aromas and flavors. It is a terrific effort from Querciabella....Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."

Camartina 2003 Archived REVIEWS

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - Ian D'Agata - August 2007

92 Points "Deep ruby. Floral red cherry, plum and grilled bacon aromas are complicated by a note of black pepper. Rich and suave on the palate, with strong spicy fruit flavors highlighted by mocha and cedar. Almost muscular in its thick, rich fruit, but the tannins are fairly smooth for the vintage. Finishes long and clean."

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - June 2007

93 Points "At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the 2003 Camartina is a drop-dead gorgeous effort. Fat, rich and opulent, it will reward consumers with its generous super-ripe fruit, great length and beautiful overall balance. While it doesn’t look to be one of the more long-lived Camartinas, with some air it is drinking beautifully today. It is a very refined effort in this vintage."

Gambero Rosso Guida Vini d'Italia - 2007

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Camartina 2001 Archived REVIEWS

Wine & Spirits - April 2006

90 Points "There's a green peppercorn spice that runs through this wine, lifting the substancial dark fruit, giving it a layered, complex impression. It's a fresh, balanced blend of sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon, with a small percentage of merlot and syrah, well composed for a steak."

Wine Spectator - J.S. - October 2005

91 Points "Attractive coffee, blackberry and tobacco character on the nose. Full-bodied, with loads of velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Beauty. Very well-crafted, especially for the vintage. Best after 2006."

Italian Wines - Gambero Rosso - 2005

3 glasses / excellen "Yet again, fate brings three more glasses to Querciabella, and once again the laurels go to Camartina, this time the '01. This Sangiovese-cabernet sauvignon Super Tuscan is always a wine of great nobility, with an outstanding personality and sensational allure. Stupendous breadth of aromas permeates the nose, with initial fragrances encompassing cinchona and pencil lead. These then yield to very ripe, but never cooked, fruit, and subtle, well-balanced spice. The attach is firm, yet plush, with a majestic structure and unbelievable density on the palate, concluding with a lift of menthol."

Wine Spectator - J.S. - October 31, 2004

89 Points "Subtle aromas of violet, dark chocolate and coffee. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a pretty, sweet fruit finish. Delicious. Refined. Best after 2006."

Chianti Classico DOCG

Chianti Classico DOCG 2011

Wine Enthusiast - Kerin O’Keefe - April 01, 2014

90 Points Made from grapes grown using biodynamic viticulture practices, this starts off with aromas of un-derbrush, spice and black berries. The juicy palate delivers a solid core of black cherry accented with cooking spices, espresso and toasted notes. Already enjoyable, this will gain complexity over the next few years.

Chianti Classico DOCG 2010

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - January 10, 2014

91 Points Delicate and fruity with a blackberry and mineral character. Full body with firm tannins and a juicy, fruity finish. Made from biodynamic grapes. Give it a year or two to come together.

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - October 01, 2013

90 Points “Slightly dark, revealing black cherry, black currant, licorice and mineral flavors. On the savory side, with a long, intense and salty aftertaste."

vinousmedia.com - Antonio Galloni - August 08, 2013

89 Points "The 2010 Chianti Classico Querciabella is all about elegance and refinement. Nuanced, delicate and perfumed, the 2010 impresses for the purity of its fruit. Round, silky tannins support a fragrant finish laced with crushed flowers, sweet tobacco and licorice. The 2010 is the first vintage here made with 100% Sangiovese. As such, it is a wine of transition, but one that is moving in a positive direction."

Chianti Classico DOCG 2010 Archived REVIEWS

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - August 22, 2012

91 Points "Delicate and fruity with a blackberry and mineral character. Full body, with firm tannins and a juicy, fruity finish. Made from biodynamic grapes."

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - June 2012

89 Points "The 2010 Chianti Classico Querciabella represents a big change in direction from Querciabella, as it is the first vintage to be made entirely from Sangiovese, including fruit from recently acquired vineyards in Radda. Sweet roses, red cherries and licorice are some of the notes that emerge from the glass. The 2010 is really mostly about textural finesse. Floral notes reappear on the refined, understated finish."

Chianti Classico DOCG 2009 Archived REVIEWS

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - August 17, 2011

90 Points "A vivid Chianti Classico, with dark cherry, violets and berries on the nose and palate. Fresh finish. Made from Biodynamic grapes."

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - August 2011

90 Points "The 2009 Chianti Classico Querciabella floats on the palate with layers of sensual red fruit, flowers and spices. It remains an essentially mid-weight wine graced with exquisite finesse and class, reflecting a stylistic change from some of the bigger vintages of the past. Floral notes reappear on the finish, adding lift and harmony."

Chianti Classico DOCG 2008 Archived REVIEWS

Food & Wine - Ray Isle - March 2011

A Great Organically Farmed Wine - "Querciabella's vineyards in Tuscany have been organic since 1988."

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - October 2010

90 Points "The 2008 Chianti Classico Querciabella is a very pretty, attractive wine laced with fragrant red fruit. This is a finely knit, small scaled vintage of the Querciabella with beautiful balance and a long, harmonious finish. A beautifully delineated, crystalline finish rounds out this wine that shows the more delicate, Burgundian side of Sangiovese."

Chianti Classico DOCG 2007 Archived REVIEWS

Food & Wine Magazine - June 01, 2010

"Full-bodied, berry-rich"

Wall Street Journal - Lettie Teague - May 29, 2010

"There was the suave 2007 Querciabella Chianti Classico ... from a great modern estate, a wine so rich and so seamless it simply flowed from its beginning to its end."

Wine & Spirits - April 01, 2010

90 Points "There’s no extraneous tannin to get in the way of the rose scents, the strawberry and musky cherry flavors—just a fine structure and clean, fragrant length of flavor."

Wine Spectator - James Suckling - October 31, 2009

90 points "Sweet berry and raspberry aromas follow through to a full body, with soft, silky tannins and a clean, caressing finish. Harmonious, with pretty fruit."

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - August 2009

90 points "The 2007 Chianti Classico Querciabella is a fragrant, perfumed red. Silky tannins frame a core of cherries, sweet spices and tobacco as this elegant wine opens up in the glass and puts on weight with air. In recent years the Querciabella has established itself as one of Tuscany's top Chianti Classicos, as it is again in 2007."

Chianti Classico DOCG 2006 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Spectator - November 17, 2008

#81 of Top 100 Wines

Wine Spectator - James Suckling - October 31, 2008

91 points #81 of Top 100 Wines of 2008, "A rich, round wine, with plum and berry character and soft tannins. Full-bodied, with berry and dark chocolate character and a long finish. Juicy. Outstanding value. Drink now through 2012."

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - June 2008

91 points "Gorgeous aromatics waft from the glass as the 2006 Chianti Classico Querciabella ... opens to reveal a super-elegant expression of fresh berries, flowers and tobacco. The plumpness of the fruit makes the wine very appealing today, but there is sufficient tannic clout to suggest at least medium-term aging potential. In recent years Quericabella’s Chianti Classico has established a new benchmark for finessed Chianti made in a contemporary style that nevertheless remains faithful to Sangiovese and the unique qualities of these sites. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2021."

Chianti Classico DOCG 2005 Archived REVIEWS

New York Times - Eric Asimov - February 20, 2008

3 Stars "...[S]peaks with a clear Chianti Classico voice...Lively and spicy, with lingering flavors of cherries and violets."

Washington Post - Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg - January 16, 2008

Recommended "You can generally expect to pay from $15 to $30 for a very good to excellent Chianti Classico or Chianti Rufina. Keep an eye out for the...elegant 2005 Querciabella Chianti Classico."

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - June 2007

91 Points "What a joy it is to taste the 2005 Chianti Classico Querciabella. A model of elegance, it presents a beautiful, lively color along with generous amounts of fruit on a supple frame, with superb length, fine tannins and stunning overall balance. ...It is a superb effort in this difficult vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017."

Chianti Classico DOCG 2004 Archived REVIEWS

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - June 2007

91 Points "The 2004 Chianti Classico Querciabella is a beautifully layered, expressive wine bursting with sweet dark fruit intermingled with subtle licorice, earth and toasted oak notes. Medium in body, it offers outstanding overall balance, an inviting, open personality and sweet, silky tannins to round of the finish, setting a new benchmark for elegance in Chianti Classico. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017."

Wine Spectator - J.S. - October 31, 2006

90 points "A firm, fruity red, with oak-tinged black currant and a hint of roasted spice. Medium-bodied, with good spicy fruit flavors and a firm mineral finish. Gorgeous and subtle. This estate is going places."

Chianti Classico DOCG 2003 Archived REVIEWS

Food & Wine - Ray Isle - August 2006

Color: Deep ruby red; Aroma: Red cherry, woodsy herbs, tobacco; Taste: Juicy black cherry, French oak spice.

Decanter - May 2006

5 Stars "A Chianti that packs a punch, full-bodied yet juicy, with excellent fruit and robust tannins to give it grip and complexity."

The Los Angeles Times - S. Irene Virbila - March 01, 2006

Wine of the Week "Aged in a combination of new and older French barriques, Querciabella's Chianti Classico is every bit the aristocrat. It has both power and grace, a heady scent of cherries and herbs from the Tuscan hillsides along with soft ripe tannins and a bright acidity that makes it sing with food. Pour it for pasta e fagioli, for pastas with meat ragù, for roast pork loin or chops grilled with rosemary."

Mongrana in Maremma

Mongrana in Maremma 2011

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - August 31, 2014

89 Points "Though lean and taut, this red stretches cherry, strawberry, earth and spice flavors from beginning to end. A bit jangly on the finish for now, but needs a year or so to settle down. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2015 through 2022."

vinousmedia.com - Antonio Galloni - August 08, 2013

89 Points "The 2011 Mongrana is an unusually floral, delicate wine from Querciabella's estate vineyards in Maremma, where the wines are usually much more powerful. Dark red cherries, spices, licorice, tobacco and menthol are woven together nicely. This attractive, mid-weight red was aged in cement and neutral oak and is best suited for drinking over the next few years. Best of all, it is a terrific value."

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - July 03, 2013

90 Points "Fresh and clean wine with dried cherries and citrus fruit. Medium body, firm tannins and a medium finish."

Mongrana in Maremma 2010

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - November 18, 2013

90 Points #80 of WS Top 100 "A ripe red, boasting cherry, cedar and herb flavors matched to a medium-bodied frame. The acidity and tannins are in the correct proportions, offering a lingering finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2015 through 2024."

Mongrana in Maremma 2009 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Enthusiast - Monica Larner - May 2012

90 Points Editors' Choice "This is a terrific super Tuscan blend (of 50% Sangiovese with equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon) that drinks beautifully. Bright red fruit and cherry give the wine a lively, cheerful personality and the wine’s structure is perfectly balanced and smooth. It’s a one-size-fits-all wine for our favorite Italian foods."

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - August 09, 2011

91 Points "Clear aromas of blueberry and light jam. Full bodied, with silky tannins and a citrus, plum and berry character. Rich yet balanced and very pretty."

Mongrana in Maremma 2007 Archived REVIEWS

Wine Review Online - Michael Franz - February 23, 2010

90 Points "It shows admirable concentration and depth of flavor, but also a lot of finesse, as the fruit is fully ripe but still very fresh and pure. Red and black fruit notes are very nicely intertwined with the wine’s acidity and tannin, and oak notes are virtually undetectable, emphasizing the sense of purity that is the wine’s most prominent characteristic."

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - August 2009

88 points "A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the wine offers up an attractive array of floral red fruits in a soft, supple style. This harmonious red is best enjoyed while the fruit remains fresh."

Mongrana in Maremma 2005 Archived REVIEWS

Dallas Morning News - Rebecca Murphy - January 16, 2008

Wine of the Week "This is Querciabella's first release from its Maremma estate, and a fine effort it is...a beautiful expression of the carefully tended fruit. Enjoy the spicy black cherry, cassis fruit bolstered with trademark Tuscan sangiovese acidity and dusty tannins with a meaty lasagna."

San Francisco Chronicle - Jon Bonné - December 21, 2007

Recommended "Half Sangiovese, with the rest comprising Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, produced by one of the best names in Chianti Classico from its new property in the Maremma near the southern Tuscan coast. A bit rustic at first, with some lingering barnyard hints, but a bit of time - better yet, a brief decanting while you peek under the Christmas tree - smooths it out. Dusty, ribboned cherry, gripping berry and plum, plus licorice and balsam highlights, emerge from the earthy base. Drying tannins give it gusto."

Miami Herald - Fred Tasker - July 19, 2007

Recommended "Bright, smooth and middle-weight, with black plum and clove flavors and firm tannin."

Palafreno

Palafreno 2010

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - July 15, 2014

97 Points "Tightly wound and linear in profile, this red is also rich and focuses its cherry, leather, menthol and mineral flavors with precision and intensity. The dusty tannins flex their muscles on the finish, which is long and fresh, echoing fruit, spice and mineral. Merlot. Best from 2016 through 2035."

vinousmedia.com - Antonio Galloni - August 08, 2013

94 Points "The 2010 Palafreno is wonderfully polished and vibrant. Firm yet well-integrated tannins provide the backbone for a Merlot endowed with considerable energy. Savory herbs, tobacco and wild flowers all add complexity. The 2010 is first and foremost a wine of Greve. Varietal character is much harder to identify, as the Merlot has now become pretty much domesticated in these pristine, hillside vineyards. Still, there is an attractive, perfumed juiciness to the finish that is a giveaway. Sadly, there will be very little of the 2010 to go around, as most of the harvest was enjoyed by local boars with exceptionally fine taste."

Palafreno 2008 Archived REVIEWS

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - September 12, 2011

93 Points "A concentrated red, with chocolate, berry and currant character. Full and chewy. Layered and rich. Made from organic grapes."

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - August 01, 2011

92 Points "The 2008 Palafreno is another delicate red. It is an attractive, mid-weight wine layered with sweet dark cherries, flowers, mint and minerals. There is plenty of freshness in the glass."

Turpino

Turpino 2010

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - August 31, 2014

91 Points "Driven by a lively structure, this rich red exhibits cherry and plum flavors that show a touch of leather, tobacco and dried herbs. This stays persistent and long, tightening up on the dense finish. Drink now through 2018."

vinousmedia.com - Antonio Galloni - August 08, 2013

89 Points "A distinctly dark, masculine wine, the 2010 Turpino stands out for its breadth, intensity and sheer power. Melted road tar, licorice, incense and smoke add considerable gravitas as the wine opens up in the glass. The 2010 is undoubtedly excellent."

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - July 03, 2013

92 Points "Lots of pretty and aromatic fruit in this red yet it remains refined and polished. Full body, with a dense mouthfeel but is fresh and very clean. Made from organically grown grapes. Made from Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot."

Winery

Winery Archived REVIEWS

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - June 2008

"Querciabella occupies a stupendous position in the hills of Greve. ...[T]his is another set of strong releases from an estate that in recent years has made some of the most beautiful wines in its history."