2016 Tolaini Cabernet Sauvignon Legit

Year: 2016
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 95
Wine Advocate: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :


2020 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100: #13

"An impressive red of breadth and depth, featuring black cherry, plum, leather, earth, iron and cedar aromas and flavors. This is solidly built and well-balanced, with finely honed tannins and lively acidity providing backbone. Best from 2021 through 2040. 15,000 cases made, 2,500 cases imported. -BS" (WS)

"Here's a fun Tuscan red with what appears to be a jazz or R&B pianist depicted on the front label, oozing all kinds of Millennial appeal. The Tolaini 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Legit plays the role thanks to the legitimate darkness, sultriness and suppleness of the mouthfeel. Dark fruit and blackberry are followed by light spice, earth and tobacco. This is a balanced and fruit-forward red that will jazz up any steak-frites dinner served in a tavern with cigar smoke hanging heavy, if such a thing exists any more. And while it may not be priced perfectly for the walk-up, top-floor Brooklyn set, this wine is definitely "on point."" (WA)

Winery Notes:
Tasting Notes:
The wine has a deep ruby red color. The nose displays hints of green pepper, licorice and graphite melted with oak vanilla flavors. Full bodied with a ripe fruit palate, LEGIT has the potential to age for a long period of time, which is typical of the Cabernet Sauvignon produced in the Castelnuovo Berardenga Area.