2004 Querciabella "Camartina"
95 points Robert Parker Wine Advocate: "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. This blend of 30% Sangiovese and 70% Cabernet is aged in 100% French oak (Allier, Nevers and Tron?ais) of which 80% was new." (06/07) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas of black currant 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. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese." (10/07) 94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "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!" (08/07)