20 Aug Classico, Balciana and Wine & Spirits
Wine & Spirits, one of the most important wine magazines in the U.S., rewards Sartarelli wines again.
Sartarelli 2014 Classico – 90 points (August 2016) – Best Buy
“This wine packs plenty of coastal character for the money. Zesty acidity underlies its flavors of yellow apple, lime and tarragon; it finishes on a briny note that leaves you craving oysters.”
Sartarelli 2013 Balciana – 93 points (August 2016)
“Late-harvested fruit lends a deep golden color and intense concentration to Balciana, as well as a hefty 15 percent alcohol. That warmth supports an intriguing mélange of flavors ranging from sage and oolong tea to blanched almonds and green olives. Its flavors swirl around a tight core of lemony acidity that balances the richness.
A few years in the cellar will bring further layers of flavor, but it’s difficult to resist now with egg yolk ravioli in a bacon-sage sauce.”