2015 Vicchiomaggio Ripa delle More

- 750 ml
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A blend of 50% Sangiovese, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot (aged in oak for 18 months), the 2015 Ripa delle More is a dark and exuberant wine that boasts first-rate intensity and beautifully bold and enriched berry flavors. The wine offers a deep, mid- to full-bodied approach that is enhanced by generous black fruit, spice, leather and tobacco. The finish is rich, soft and supple. I love this well-priced and delicious vintage of Ripe delle More. Some 12,000 bottles were produced.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 93 RP
A rich and dense red with hints of jam and lots of fruit. Full body, soft tannins and a juicy finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Drink in 2020.

James Suckling | 92 JS
The 2015 Ripa delle More is the estate's Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend. Dense and pliant in the glass, the 2015 offers terrific radiance and persistence. Sweet tobacco, new leather, spice and menthol wrap around a core of dark-toned fruit in this fleshy, delicious red.

Vinous Media | 92 VM
Offers intense aromas of blueberry, black currant, violet and spice, featuring a rich texture backed by dense tannins. Combines power and elegance, with a long, tightly wound finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2020 through 2029. 2,800 cases made, 900 cases imported.

Wine Spectator | 90 WS

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Vintage 2015
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer Vicchiomag
Rating 93 RP
Region Tuscany: Italian culture worships the concept of a shared meal, and their wines scream for a chance to be uncorked with your friends and family. The region's Mediterranean climate and hilly landscape combine to create a beautiful viticultural environment, where every chosen grape is brought to its full potential and transmuted into drinks worthy of gods. The vineyards are planted along the higher reaches of the hill slopes, creating a gorgeous view of the Italian landscape. Once your lips kiss the wine, you're sent spiraling down a veritable whirlpool of pure flavor, touching upon notes of sensuous cherry, nuts, floral hints and undertones of honey and minerals. The wines can be as sweet as a fresh summer romance, and carry an air of dignity and elegance about them that can stimulate your intellect for months as you contemplate the seemingly infinite intricacies and details in the texture. Tuscany is an important part of Italian viticulture, and sampling their wines is the closest you can get to visiting this heavenly region and experiencing the culture.
Type of Wine Italy (Other): There are dozens of grape varietals grown in Italy so no wonder they produce such a broad range of most exquisite wines. Some of the most cultivated red varieties are Nebbiolo, Aglianico, Sangiovese, and Barbera, while Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are also popular. Among whites, you're likely to find Pinot Grigio, Trebbiano, or Vernaccia varietals.
Varietal Proprietary Blend: There's a level of mystery and intrigue when it comes to drinking a wine for which you're not fully informed about, and if that sounds like a thrilling idea to you, then you're probably already interested in proprietary blends. While the concept doesn't have a legal definition, it is used to describe blends whose components aren't disclosed by the producer. In many cases, the wine tends to be a Bordeaux-inspired blend, but this isn't always the case.
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