querciabella, palafreno, igt 2013
JAMES SUCKLING
96
VINOUS
94

2013 querciabella, palafreno, igt

Why We're Buying

Querciabella Palafreno IGT is an achievement in winemaking. The merlot is ethereal while delivering a cornucopia of rich flavors and textures. The secret? Querciabella only releases the red wine when ripening conditions are near perfect.

Critics Scores

JAMES SUCKLING
96

James Suckling

Beautifully ripe mulberries take center stage as well as freshly picked brambleberries, plums and so much orange rind. Bursting with blue fruit and acidity, the palate is full and well structured, culminating in a long, juicy finish. Merlot magic. Easily the best ever. Drink now and delight in this. Made from organic grapes.

VINOUS
94

Vinous

The terrific 2013 Palafreno, 100% Merlot, is pliant, supple and super-expressive. Plum, black cherry, menthol, licorice, spice and dried flowers add aromatic nuance. Silky tannins wrap around the creamy, inviting finish. This fruit was picked during the last week of September, which is very much on the late side for the Merlot at Querciabella.