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2015 Piaggia, Il Sasso, Carmignano, Mauro Vannucci 2014 Finca La Emperatriz, Garnacha Cepas Viejas 2016 Hartford Court Pinot Noir, Russian River
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Carmignano Sasso is made from selected grapes grown in the winery’s vineyard of the same name. Il Sasso expresses all the depth and organoleptic richness of great Carmignano wines, combined with the freshness and elegance that great terroirs can express and guarantee over time: this is why we began this Cru, where the tradition of our land is given a modern slant.

2014 Finca La Emperatriz, Garnacha Cepas Viejas
The 2014 Finca La Emperatriz Garnacha Cepas Viejas is made from 100% Old Vine Garnacha sourced from the Rioja Alta subzone of Rioja, Spain. It expresses beautiful minerality along with the big bold flavors of garnacha without the overwhelming and over the top character some Spanish wines can have. This great scoring wine is absolutely delicious.


Aromas of black cherry, allspice, black currant and loam are followed by flavors of wild raspberries, dark berries and a crushed rock minerality. The dense entry is followed by a sweet and juicy mouth feel, supported by acidity, silky tannins and a subtle earthy finish.