Luce della Vite Lucente Toscana 2017
Luce della Vite was launched in the heart of Montalcino in the early 1990’s by Vittorio Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi. Their sons, Lamberto and Tim, became the young winemakers. Lucente is their second wine, sourced from the same vineyards as the famed Luce. This Merlot and Sangiovese blend is well rounded with silky tannins. Blueberry, black currant, and lavender aromas and flavors.
JS92: A very ripe and decadent Lucente that delivers barbecued meat, dried blackberries, vanilla and fruit cake. Full-bodied and expansive on the palate, but not as enormous as the nose might suggest. Surprisingly firm tannins rein in this powerful wine on the finish. Drink from 2024.