6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $159.99 EACH
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
merlot, Cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon
96 Points, Monica Larner (Robert Parker Wine Advocate)
The 2013 Arcanum is a blend of 73% Cabernet Franc with smaller parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet Franc element is obviously strongest, and you get steely notes of black fruit follow by wild sage and rosemary oil. This is a powerful and thickly layered red wine that pushes the boundaries of extract and intensity, especially for a Tuscan red wine. Off the top of my head, I can count maybe ten wines from the region that take on such a full-bodied and opulent approach. This wine should age forward for many years to come.
A ‘classic vintage’. A very cool, wet spring delayed bud break by an average of two weeks. Continued rain in May posed challenges, but a beautiful June through August balanced out the weather. This vintage resulted in elegant, fresh wines. 73% Cabernet Franc, 17% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.