Antinori Solaia 2013
RP97: "The best vintages of Solaia are 1990, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and now 2013. Marchesi Antinori's 2013 Solaia is a profound and meaningful wine that is based mostly on Cabernet Sauvignon with Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc in supporting roles. It sports a dark and thick texture with plump fruit and spice, grilled herb and black pepper. The bouquet is intense and layered with the kind of complexity that is best admired as the wine shifts and evolves in the glass. The textual impact is also impressive—you feel the inherent power and the structure, but these elements are never overdone. The best is yet to come; this Solaia is built for long cellar aging."
Solaia vineyard sits 1325 feet above sea level at the Tignanello estate. The Marchesi Antinori firm first produced this wine in 1978 and it has only been produced in exceptional vintages since. The 2013 is intense and structured, with silky tannins and a fresh finish. Ripe red fruit, light herb, and spice. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Franc.