2016 Tenuta Argentiera Bolgheri Superiore Argentiera

Year: 2016
Appellation: Bolgheri
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 97
James Suckling: 96
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%

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THE NEXT Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia, I KID YOU NOT!!

"Rich, with black currant, plum, loamy earth, vanilla and toasty oak spice aromas and flavors, backed by a spine of dense tannins and vibrant acidity, lingering with ample fruit, herb and spice notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2021 through 2030. 5,000 cases made, 750 cases imported. -BS" (WS)

"The 2016 Bolgheri Superiore Argentiera is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, and the Cabernet Sauvignon logically feels and tastes most prominent. This is a dark and penetrating Tuscan red that is beautifully elevated, thanks to the extremely elegant and buoyant quality of the aromas. They lift gracefully from the glass with light-footed, almost fleeting character. However, don't underestimate the power and the concentration of the wine, because this vintage delivers both with abundance. I've had my eye on this estate since the vineyards were first planted some 20 years ago, and there is no doubt that this vintage brings Tenuta Argentiera into a new era as a Bolgheri protagonist. Some 80,000 bottles were made.

A Dream Team is in the works. Tenuta Argentiera has made the excellent decision to bring in Leonardo Raspini as general manager of the estate (beginning in April 2019). Raspini worked for Ornellaia for 14 years and helped to shape much of the identity of the Bolgheri appellation. He joins Argentiera’s owner Stanislaus Turnauer and the estate CEO Federico Zileri Dal Verme." (WA)

"Love the complexity to this with lots of rosemary and lavender that complement the currant and violet character. Full-bodied, yet extremely polished and tight on the palate. The tannins are ever so fine. Extremely long and beautiful. Another excellent wine, after the superb 2015. Drink from 2021." (JS)

Winery Notes:
Argentiera, Doc Bolgheri Superiore, draws its strength and uniqueness from the magnificent territory in which it’s generated. The grapes come from the estate’s best vineyards of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. It is a wine with a rich and silky taste. A long maturation in French oak barrels, the structure of Cabernet Sauvignon and the unique terroir of Tenuta Argentiera make this wine on of the greatest expressions in the Bolgheri area.