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JS94: A Sensational, Sub-$40 Price On The 2013 Supertuscan “Solengo” - 03/23/2017 - Italy

Consistently highly rated and among the most attractively priced supertuscans in the market, Argiano’s “Solengo” has garnered more than a few steadfast fans since its inaugural vintage in 1995. The 94-Point, 2013 very much continues in the tradition of its predecessors and stands among the best ever vintages produced. Now in stock, and priced at mere $39.99, we have the best price going for what is a truly tremendous bottle of wine. 2013 was a brilliant vintage in Tuscany and one in which the team at Argiano capitalized on beautifully, crafting a wine that left us utterly captivated.

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Syrah it is a rich and opulent offering that manages to remain focused and balanced. Harvested from vineyards that are over 300 meters above sea level, the grapes enjoy an extra long growing season. The resulting wine is rich, complex with ample flavors of black currants, boysenberry, plum, and tart cherry. While its tannins are soft and supple they offer the wine a clearly defined structure. A bit of toasty oak and spice add depth and complete the picture. For those who love sleek, modern-styled reds, this 2013 is the perfect fit. A joy to drink it now it will continue to develop beautifully for the next decade or more. This is a lot of wine for under $40 and an opportunity that just too good to pass.

2013 Argiano "Solengo" Toscana (Elsewhere $60) ($39.99)

94 points James Suckling: "I have been a fan of Solengo since the mid-1990s. The 2013 vintage shows great generosity in its ripe fruit, with currant and stone character, a firm undertone of tannins and a flavorful finish. Try in 2018 but already very attractive to taste." (11/2015)

Stephanie Vidales | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 31, 2017

This is a delicious Tuscan wine that's complex and super flavorful. Dark fruits are integrated with cedar, forest floor and stony minerality in this structured and balanced wine. Richer and riper in style, this wine shows well now but will certainly do well with age.

Rachel Vogel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 21, 2017

The word "Solengo" means "lone wild boar," which I think is the perfect name for this austere, meaty, spicy wine. It is full of bold fruit, structure and deep complexity. The deep nose pulls you in with scents blackberry and spice then leads you into a palate of rich dark berries and integrated structure. A backbone of stern acidity carries the wine from start to finish. An elaborate wine to enjoy now or keep.

Mike Parres | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 21, 2017

This is one of my favorite producers from Montalcino. This is their "Super Tuscan" - a very user friendly wine, the blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Syrah. There is lots of dark skinned fruit with spice, minerals that complete each other on the nose and palate, a little taste of California from Italy. The wine has pleasantly soft tannins, but good acidity to pull it all together.

Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: March 20, 2017

Argianos Super Tuscan blend, was originally created by the famed enologist Giacomo Tachis. they call it Tuscan soil meets French varieties and it's a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot e Syrah. The nose is full of aromatics, dense, Syrah spice, then plumy Cabernet followed by perfumed Merlot. On the palate the wine is rich, dense and you can feel the Petit Verdot, it gives the wine a saturated feeling, thick and intense. The richness is nicely offset by a surprisingly refreshing acidity, especially for the weight of this wine, which allows the complex nature of these flavors to blend together. Lots of length, spice, sweet fruit really make this wine a great drink now and at this price its a total steal!