2010 il Fauno di Arcanum

Happy Monday Friends,

The beginning of the week is hard enough already. That’s why MySomm is saving this stellar offer for this Monday.

The term “Super Tuscan” was created for Italian wines that did not adhere to the traditional Tuscan wine grapes & laws. In general, these “Super Tuscans” were of extremely high quality but preferred to use Bordeaux grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, & Cabernet Franc. Almost always, these wines shared two things in common; High Quality & High Prices.

The vineyard, which is located in the lower Southwest section of the estate, encompasses an exposed subsection that ripens early. The soils posses a significant amount of clay, with good water retention and producer wines that are often voluptuous & lush.

Winemaker Profile – Pierre Seillan
Sonoma, Bordeaux, Tuscany…Pierre Seillan has spend the last 5 decades perfecting his style at world-class estates. Pierre’s roots are in Cabernet Franc (pun intended), and he’s spent years in the vineyards of Bordeaux’s right bank as well as the Loire Valley, before reaching new heights with his Bordelaise expressions in the Sonoma Valley at Veritè.

il fauno label

The Blend
56% Merlot; 23% Cabernet Franc; 20% Cabernet Sauvignon; 1% Petite Verdot.

The Vintage (2010)
The 2009 vintage of il Fauno was lauded by the critics. Always between 93-96 points, no matter who you asked, this was a tremendous wine. While the new release 2010 has not yet been reviewed by the mainstream media, the 2010 vintage in Tuscany has been heralded as “one of the great all-time vintages in Tuscany” by Antonio Galloni, considered the premier reviewer of Italian Wines in the world.

Tasting Notes
The 2010 il Fauno di Arcanum displays a dark ruby color in the glass with vibrant red fruit aromas of pomegranate, cranberry, & red tart cherry on the nose. Characteristics of green olive, cedar, pencil shavings, & sandalwood envelope aromas of lavender, anise, ground clove and kirsch extract. All of these flavors come together on a very firm palate with fine-nit velvety tannins. The finish begins with the ripe flavors of the raisinated fruit but quickly gives way to an old world pedigree of mineral-driven character, speaking firmly of it’s Tuscan origins.

MySomm rates this 4.5 of 5 points

MySomm Price – $21.60/btl
(Average Retail Price-$28)

**Don’t miss out on this wine!! Let me know how many you want to enjoy before they’re all gone.**