Grassini Family Vineyards 2017 Articondo
This 2017 vintage of our Articondo is a cuveé of all four red wine varietals that we grow on our Estate in Santa Ynez. The nose is laced with expressive aromas of raspberry and cherry, with subtle notes of sage and cocoa. There is also a distinct floral note, reminiscent of crushed violet and rose petals, which offers the perfect balance to the red fruit. This wine opens with flavors of smoked strawberry, laced with a hint of mint. The mid-palate is smooth and silky, with nuances of chocolate and mocha. These four varietals work harmoniously together, creating a savory, supple mouthfeel, and the focused flavors and bright acid balance perfectly. This refined red blend shows well-rounded tannins, which will continue to soften over time.
Composition: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Petit Verdot 8% Cabernet Franc 4% Merlot
92 points Vinous
92 points Wine Enthusiast