Really attractive aromas of cherries, cedar, citrus and flowers follow through to a full-body with fine, polished tannins and delicious fruit. Savory with an ash and stone undertone to the fruit character. Drinkable now, but better after 2023.
94 points, James Suckling (Jul 2020)
A reasonably priced IGT Toscana worthy of a filet mignon, the Mazzei 2016 Philip is Cabernet Sauvignon (with a tiny bit of Cabernet Franc). It shows terrific balance and intensity in this classic vintage. Dark fruit, blackberry, cassis, spice, tar and leather build intensity as the wine warms in the glass. It demonstrates impeccable balance and beautifully polished length, making this a wine that offers elegance and power in equal measure.
93+ points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Mar 2021)
Cherry, black currant, wild herb and woodsy flavors converge with the elegant structure in this red, which is harmonious and supple, with a fresh finish that echoes the fruit, savory and spice notes. Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2025. 3,300 cases made, 1,500 cases imported.
92 points, Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator (Oct 2020)