2013 I Giusti & Zanza Dulcamara (750ml)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy

B-21 Top Recommendation
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The dynamic expansion of Tuscan vineyards along the Tyrrhenian Sea has exploded in the last few decades. The terroir has proven varietally versatile, surprisingly so as the maritime influence modulates the Mediterranean climate. The well known pioneers of Bolgheri, Sassicaia, Guado al Tasso, and Le Macchiole lead the charge. A new appellation has emerged, a collection of sub-regions called The Tuscan Coast, or "Costa Toscana," comprised of five provinces — Massa, Grosseto, Liverno, Pisa, and Lucca. It was in Pisa's Fauglia Hills of the Tuscan Coast some 20 miles north of Bolgheri and west of Florence that Giusti and Fabio Zanza acquired a 19th century farm and winery in 1995. Since, they have mastered the Syrah grape here. Perbruno is is a full bodied Syrah, dark blackberry, with balance but significant tannins. Nemorino is is predominately Syrah with Sangiovese and Merlot, ripe and round and a remarkable bargain. Dulcamara, however, is a Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot that is rich and dense. The Coast certainly deserves exploration!


Packed with sweet, ripe fruit, this red features black cherry, blackberry, tobacco and woodsy flavors. Dense, beefy tannins are present yet integrated in this long version. Should come together nicely in a year or two. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2018 through 2028. 834 cases made.

92 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Jun 2016)

This is always a focused and energetic red for the cellar although it's starting to look a little old-school with all the new wood on the palate. Full body. Chewy. Plenty of vanilla with the ripe fruit character. Give it two or three years to soften.

92 points, James Suckling (Aug 2017)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
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