We have two highly regarded red wines releasing this month at the LCBO, one from Napa Valley, and the other from Tuscany.

Read below for more details about these special wines, along with the Classics Collection links to purchase them.

Casa Piena Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is gorgeous. Lifted, floral and beautifully perfumed, the 2015 has come together nicely since I last tasted it. The 2015 has so much to offer. Specifically, it is remarkably nuanced for such an overly ripe, racy wine. A rush of sweet red berry, kirsch, mint and rose petal graces the expressive, inviting finish. This is a terrific showing from proprietor Carmen Policy and winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown. Drinking window: 2018-2028.” 94 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com

Appellation : AVA Napa Valley
Region : California
Country : United States
Grape(s) : Cabernet Sauvignon
Price : $283
LCBO : 30547




Tenuta Fanti Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Le Macchiarelle Riserva 2016

This Riserva is planted only in the best vintages, from grapes in Vigna Le Macchiarelle’s galestro soils, planted by Filippo Fanti in 1980. This ferments for more than 1 month before aging 2 years in 500L French tonneaux, and 30 months in bottle prior to release.

“This red has everything – ripe cherry, blackberry and plum fruit, leather, autumn wood, licorice and mineral flavors as well as fine structure and intensity – and all in the right proportions. Bright, balanced and long, with a chalky sensation around the gums from the well-integrated tannins. Best from 2025 through 2045.” 98 points, Bruce Sanderson, winespectator.com

Read more about Tenuta Fanti here.

Appellation : DOCG Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Region : Tuscany
Country : Italy
Grape(s) : Sangiovese
Price : $140
LCBO : 14848




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