2010 castello di ama, apparita, igt
Why We're Buying
Castello di Ama l'Apparita is a force to be reckoned with, as it bursts forth with power and concentration. Blackberries, cherries, and cassis soak the palate with smoke, brioche, cigars, and tar rounding out the flavor profile. This wine contains 100% merlot and conveys remarkable balance with a refreshingly acidic finish. Wine critic James Suckling gave the 2017 vintage a 97-point rating, writing in his review, "I am impressed by the freshness here, as well as the intensity for the vintage."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 L’Apparita is a pure expression of Merlot with bold fruit nuances of cherry and black fruit at the core. This vintage is especially sophisticated and fine: Evidently those cooling diurnal shifts during the growing season have contributed to the overall elegance and prestige of this beautiful varietal wine. It promises a slow and steady evolution over the next ten years. Drink: 2015-2028.