By: Jim Barr | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/2/2012 | Send Email
Sometimes our Italian wine buyer, Greg St.Clair, has a tendency to ignore the big producers from Italy, looking upon them as “bulk wineries.” Once in a great while, maybe every five years, a wine that is hugely good will come along from one of these “bulk” producers, bringing Greg back to Earth and he has to admit that he is wrong. This La Segreta did just that. In fact, the incredible quality of this wine made us open our collective eyes, even with oddity of the blend. Deeply colored, this Gem has a wonderful, opulent nose that is expansive and ever changing. In the mouth, this viscous wine shows cherry-like to dried rose petal fruit, heightened by a creamy texture and hints of white pepper and cloves. This is an incredible wine, particularly when you take the price into account. Rusty has demanded that I bring two cases, at least, of this gem home to be one of our house reds for the month and beyond.