Bottle Notes

1999 Argiano Solengo – Bottle Notes

1999 Argiano Solengo

Argiano dates back to the 16th century. The nearly 120 acres of vineyards are planted to Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Syrah. The wines, both Brunello di Montalcino and super Tuscans, have routinely received outstanding scores. In 1992 Argiano was acquired by the Countess Noemi Marone Cinzano.

The ’99 Solengo is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese and Syrah. 13% ABV. Violet in color. Dried cherries and wet asphalt on the nose. The palate features cherries, leather, rose petals, tar, tobacco, plums, peppers, cedar and menthol. Classically structured with a touch of acidity. This wine will show well over the next 3-5 years. My rating: 93 points.

I brought several bottles of this wine back from Italy after visiting the Cinque Terra in 2001 and it will always have a special place in my cellar. Current vintages can be found for around $75 and are well worth the hunt.

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