A Top Candidate For The Top 100 Of 2012
The 2010 vintage in Tuscany is shaping up to be an outstanding one comparable to 2004 and 2006. The only negative from the vintage is that in many cases there’s less wine available due to a 20-30% reduction in the crop.
One of the first to arrive for us is the 2010 Castello di Fonterutoli Badiola. It recently scored 92 points from the Wine Spectator which ranks it currently as their highest rated Tuscan red from 2010 under $20! Our price is just $14.99!
The 2010 Fonterutoli Badiola is a blend of 70% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a medium-bodied Tuscan red with nice Sangiovese character balanced with nice, intense black fruits from the Cabernet and Merlot.
Wine Spectator 92 Points
Black cherry and currant flavors are accented by violet notes in this structured, muscular red. This shows density and grip, as the spice- and mineral-accented finish lingers. Best from 2014 through 2020. 16,666 cases made. –BS