2004 Argiano Solengo IGT
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 93
  • AG 93
  • WS 90

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2007
Readers will find much to admire in these two new releases from Argiano located in the southern part of the Montalcino zone. The 2004 Solengo presents gorgeous aromatics followed by super-ripe dark fruit crushed flowers... Readers will find much to admire in these two new releases from Argiano located in the southern part of the Montalcino zone. The 2004 Solengo presents gorgeous aromatics followed by super-ripe dark fruit crushed flowers herbs spices and sweet toasted oak that flow from its opulent full-bodied frame. Showing superb concentration the wine is supported by an attractive note of underlying minerality that provides balance as well as a sense of proportion. It offers outstanding length a silky-textured personality and ripe sweet tannins on the finish in a rare display that marries power with elegance. It will be tempting to drink this early but a few years of cellaring will give the wine an opportunity to express the fullest range of its potential. In 2004 Solengo is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 25% Syrah that spent 17 months in new French oak barrels. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2024.
AG 93
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, June 2007
The 2004 Solengo presents gorgeous aromatics followed by super-ripe dark fruit, crushed flowers, herbs, spices and sweet toasted oak that flow from its opulent, full-bodied frame, showing superb concentration supported by... The 2004 Solengo presents gorgeous aromatics followed by super-ripe dark fruit, crushed flowers, herbs, spices and sweet toasted oak that flow from its opulent, full-bodied frame, showing superb concentration supported by an attractive note of underlying minerality that provides balance as well as a sense of proportion. It offers outstanding length, a silky-textured personality and ripe, sweet tannins on the finish in a rare display that marries power with elegance. It will be tempting to drink this early, but a few years of cellaring will give the wine an opportunity to express the fullest range of its potential. In 2004 Solengo is a blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 25% Syrah that spent 17 months in new French oak barrels.
WS 90
Wine Spectator, September 2007
Perfumes of blackberry and currant follow through to a full-bodied palate with fine tannins and a long finish. A little tight now but stylish. Needs time. Best after 2008. 2540 cases made. -JS
JJB 90
JJ Buckley, October 2008
Dark ruby core surrounded by a bright rim. Very bold caramel coated raspberry fruit aromas are backed by darker cassis sweet dried tobacco and a spicy punch of cedar. Dark and thick on the palate. Ripe cassis and... Dark ruby core surrounded by a bright rim. Very bold caramel coated raspberry fruit aromas are backed by darker cassis sweet dried tobacco and a spicy punch of cedar. Dark and thick on the palate. Ripe cassis and blackberry fruits are underscored by a dark wet earth tone and a streak of minerality leading to the long toffee toast and charcoal finish. Rich and complex with a solid backbone of approachable tannins.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2004

Winery

Argiano

The Argiano estate extends across an area of about 125 hectares, occupied by vineyards, olive groves and natural forest. The birth of the estate is revealed by the construction of its villa, fashioned in the 16th century architectural style, and is thought to have been built between 1581 and 1596. Winemaking also developed at about the same time.

Ownership changed hands several times over the centuries among various noble families, until the estate came into the possession of Lady Ersilia Caetani Lovatelli in the 19th century. Under her enlightened management, the wines were promoted successfully in the finest cultural circles of the time.

In 1967, Argiano helped form the new history of Brunello di Montalcino when it participated with other historic wineries in the foundation of the Brunello Consortium. In 1992, the estate was acquired by Countess Noemi Marone Cinzano who introduced important innovations into the winery’s management. The estate changed ownership again in 2013 when it was sold to a group of Brazilian businessmen, who continued to make improvements and expand the estate vineyard holdings.