Tasca D`Almerita/Regaleali Cabernet Sauvignon Vigna San Francesco 2015
Cabernet Blends | Italy
$46.95 $70.00 - 750mL
Sicily has been a winemaking force since 4000 BC, and certainly has hit the spotlight in the last twenty years or so, thanks to renewed interest (especially by sommeliers) in the incredible wines of this region, and the highly attractive values. Cabernet, though, is a rarity, especially these 35+ year-old vines planted on a south/east facing hillside at 1,800 foot elevation. We were alerted to this under-the-radar producer (for now), and you simply MUST get on board with us. WOW! We are talking rich, intense, concentrated Cabernet flash and power --- as the Wine Advocate noted: “Hats off to this stunning creation...indeed something special...open, immediate and intense.”Read the full rave reviews below. We have about 20 cases to sell you, and you WILL be one of the few to own it -- expect to be utterly blown away by how much satisfaction you will experience for a shockingly low $47 a bottle. PLEASE do not miss!! First come, first served…!
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Wow. Here is a seriously beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon from Sicily. Tasca Conti d'Almerita is long celebrated for its Cabernet Sauvignon wines, but this bottle is indeed something special. The 2015 Sicilia Cabernet Sauvignon Tenuta Regaleali Vigna San Francesco (aged in new oak for 18 months) shows plump and exuberant ripeness with dark blackberry and plum. Spice and sweet tobacco come in at the rear. This is a full-bodied red with a richly concentrated and generous disposition. This wine is open, immediate and intense. Hats off to this stunning creation. Some 30,000 bottles were produced. By the way, to avoid confusion, I will point out that this wine was previously known as the Sicilia Contea di Sclafani Cabernet Sauvignon Tenuta Regaleali. The label has now been modified to give more prominence to the single-vineyard, the Vigna San Francesco, where the fruit is sourced. Drink: 2018-2035.
Focused and opulent aromas of black cherries, strawberries, black olives and tobacco leaf to this complex and rich red. Full body, silky tannins and a linear and spicy finish. I like the power and, at the same time, the elegance here. Delicious now, but better in 2020.