In color, the 2011 Solaia is intensely ruby red and expresses rich, warm aromas. On the palate, the ripe red fruit and spices,in addition to deep floral notes, define the wine’s complex structure. The palate is succulent, rich, enveloping and sweet thanks to the presence of dense, supple, rounded tannins. The vibrant acidity contributes to the excellent expressiveness of the flavors and contributes to the highly pleasurable, long and persistent finish.
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, 5%Cabernet Franc
96 James Suckling
A big, rich wine but there’s lots of brightness and beauty at the same time. Shows licorice and asphalt. Full body with chewy tannins and a long finish. Terracotta, Tuscan dust and spice; balsamic too. This needs three to five years to soften. Intense finish.
94 Wine Spectator
This rich, bright red displays plum, blackberry, boysenberry, leather and spice notes, allied to a dense structure. Remains balanced and juicy through the finish and is built for the long haul. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2033.