La Colombina Brunello di Montalcino 2010
Item Number: 17739
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 17739
Wine Spectator 95
"This rich version is saturated with cherry, plum, spice and earth flavors. The tannins are dense and the vibrant acidity keeps this focused and long. Offers a fine mix of power and finesse, presenting a mineral element on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2035."—B.S.
Wine Advocate 94
"Boasting a beautiful dark color and rich concentration, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino awards a good sense of varietal character. There is a lot of layering here and the wine most certainly veers toward a more extracted style of Sangiovese. Nonetheless, the grape's delicate nuances of dried berry, cassis, blackberry, red earth and pressed rose petal come through loud and clear. Very pretty mineral tones form dusty accents on the edges. The mouth feel and tannic structure are firm and lively. This is a very attractive wine. Founded in 1997, La Colombina is a young estate that shows great potential. This boutique estate has just three hectares of vine in the Castelnuovo dell'Abate part of the appellation."~ML
James Suckling 93
"Another Brunello with lots of salty, mineral, clay and berry character. Ripe and fresh. Full body, chewy tannins and a long finish. Needs time to soften. Better in 2017."
" La Colombina, which borders both the Ciacci estate and the Uccelliera estate in the warm southeastern Castelnuovo dell'Abate district of Montalcino, has been in the Caselli family for generations. The superior location of the estate is immediately evident in the ripe, powerful fruit on the nose, with an underlying intensity and weight that is typical of Castelnuovo dell'Abate, making wines such as those of Ciacci and Uccelliera so compelling and long-lived. About 1200 cases are made each year.
About the Estate:
La Colombina borders on both the Ciacci and Uccelliera estates in the township of Castelnuovo dell'Abate. The vineyards have been in the Caselli family for generations, but the family, proprietors of a winemaking-equipment shop in Montalcino, had always chosen to sell the grapes rather than bottle their own wines. Husband and wife team Anna Maria and Alamiro decided to make the leap into wine production in the mid-90s, and were lucky to have 1997 as the first vintage of this estate-bottled Brunello! The superior location of the estate is immediately evident in the ripe, powerful fruit on the nose, with an underlying intensity and weight that is typical of Castelnuovo dell'Abate, making wines that, similar to Ciacci and Uccelliera, are compelling and long-lived. Close in quality to their better-known neighbors, Colombina's wines remain a great value, particularly their Rosso di Montalcino, which delivers great Montalcino Sangiovese at a fraction of the cost of other rossos. " ~ Winery notes
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