Mission Codename Sanmeowese
Oh, no! Pertimalli Brunello all SOLD OUT.
We feel the excitement in the air, the COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN for the Top Secret Clearance Event that begins at midnight PST, in just a matter of hours!
We’re thinking Christmas must have left everyone thirsty for great wine… while we wait… “Catturasogni” or “dream catcher” to the rescue!
How about that, a Super Tuscan at a rock bottom $25 per bottle with 94 POINTS?!
That’s 44% off, math fans.
The glorious 2019 vintage in Tuscany was “a stunner” as Wine Advocate reports, expanding: “what stands out most is the richness and elegant concentration of the mouthfeel.”
Sounds like they were talking about this lovely blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. It’s so friendly, so outrageously delicious, and just plain ol’ chest bumpin’ good stuff. Booming with a ripe core of dark red fruit - there’s strawberry and cherry compote, along with a little hint of wild herbs and dusty earth. The freshness!! Super legit, insanely drinkable, and a perfect way to elevate your weeknight wine rotation. Put on that “Italian dinner” Spotify playlist, whip up some pappardelle with your favorite hearty sauce and oh boy, you’re in for a treat.
James gave this a hefty 94 and has raved consistently about past vintages, describing previous ones as “Layered with ripe fruit and creamy, polished tannins. Very young, but impressive” with *“full body, plenty of oozing dark fruit”.
We’re pumped to have a bit of this to share today. After all, how many other 94-pointers can you get for $25?? NOT MANY.
94 Points – James Suckling
“A well-conceived blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc with lots of intense, ripe and sweet berry character that dominates the nose and palate. Behind that there are delicate herbal and mineral notes that will come more to the fore when this wine has lost some of its youthful, fruity exuberance. Medium-to full-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a very long, fresh finish. So tempting now, but this is well-poised for aging, which will bring out more complexity. Lots waiting in the wings here. Lovely wine. Best from 2024.”
What the Winery Says
2019 'Catturasogni' Toscana IGT
- Paolo Marchi
- 55% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
- Toscana IGT
- San Gimignano & Val di Chiana
- 250-400 meters above sea level
- 5,000-7,500 vines per hectare
- 65 ql per hectare
- 14 months
- 50% new French oak