The first release of Luce, a celebrated Tuscan blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, came 20 years ago. I recently had the opportunity to taste through seven vintages of Luce, from the 1997 through 2014.
Ornellaia offers a combination of grace, immediate accessibility, complexity, freshness and structure. It's a nexus of Napa and Bordeaux, a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
by Chuck Hayward
Following our adventures at en primeur week in Bordeaux (and prior to that a week in Burgundy), some of us decided we needed to taste more wine. So we donned our helmets and made our to Verona to attend the annual wine fair known as Vinitaly, a trade event that has taken on legendary proportions.