2009 Campo alla Sughera "Arnione" Bolgheri
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, this shows a dark, masculine personality, and it offers bitter chocolate, dark cherry, blackberry, rum cake, leather and black licorice notes. Dark fruit on the palate is backed by well-structured tannins, which suggest impressive longevity.
Raspberries, caramelized nuts, peppercorns and gravel. Firm tannins and a full body. A blend of cabernet, merlot and petit verdot. Drink in 2015.
Chocolate, raspberry jam, cloves, licorice and sweet French oak emerge from the 2009 Arnione, a Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot blend. In keeping with the style of the year, the 2009 is ripe, racy and exuberant, all of which suggest the Arnione is best enjoyed sooner rather than later. There is plenty of Bolgheri personality in this flavorful, fleshy red. (AG)
Sweet oak, graphite and plum flavors lead, coupled with dense tannins underneath. New World in style, with an emphasis on fruit and power. Oak spice finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2014 through 2020. (BS, Web Only-2012)