Wines of the Night

La Poderina-Tenute del Cerro Brunello di Montalcino 2010

This is old world Sangiovese with lots of fruit, ripe blueberries, flowers and red raspberries, earthy with Tuscan dust and minerals, and soft acidity and well balanced tannins and sweet wood and beautiful viscosity. This can keep for several years in the cellar or I would let it open for three to four hours. A must have for 2010 Brunello.


Wine Scores

Ben: 94

Scott: 93

Tom: 94

Erin: 95



Villa I Cipressi Brunello di Montalcino 2010

Spicy and dark from the start, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Zebras offers a bigger, bolder style compared to the estate's base Brunello. There's more extraction and richness here as well as a deeper sense of dark fruit, leather, root beer and dried rosemary. All that intensity works together with seamless integration. In the mouth, the wine shows silky tannins and long persistency that is driven by licorice, cola and spice characteristics. This is a successful expression for the classic 2010 vintage that should hold well over the next decade or two.


Wine Scores

Ben: 91

Scott: 91

Tom: 91

Erin: 89



 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino 2010​

The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is soft, supple and delicious, with lovely fruit and outstanding overall balance. The flavors are bright and polished throughout. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, spice and mint add nuance on the pliant, expressive finish. This pretty, forward Brunello should drink well upon release and for another decade or more.


Wine Scores

Ben: 89

Scott: 90

Tom: 92

Erin: 91