2018 Antinori Cervaro della Sala IGT
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2018 Antinori Cervaro della Sala IGT
  • WA 96
  • JS 96
  • W&S 95
  • VN 92
  • WS 91

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$54.94

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Reg: $54.94

$54.94

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2019
Compared to the 2017 vintage that shows a more accessible and full-bodied style, the 2018 Cervaro della Sala is a classic edition—it's about as classic as I have ever tasted this landmark white from Umbria to be. This...   Compared to the 2017 vintage that shows a more accessible and full-bodied style, the 2018 Cervaro della Sala is a classic edition—it's about as classic as I have ever tasted this landmark white from Umbria to be. This cooler vintage prizes finesse and elegance, and those traits are matched by efforts in the winery to accomplish that same goal. On many levels, the 2018 vintage opens a new chapter for Cervaro della Sala, with a stronger emphasis on preserved lemon, crisp pear and crushed mineral. The wine offers beautiful freshness and linearity. I must also mention that this vintage is released while the fruit is still a bit closed or shy. That slightly reductive approach bodes very well for the wine's future evolution.  
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, May 2020
Focused and complex on the nose with stone, sliced cooked apple and hints of toffee. Full-bodied, with a density and freshness and liveliness. Vivid and energetic. All about class here. Drink or hold.
W&S 95
Wine & Spirits, June 2020
The moderate 2018 growing season yielded a Cervaro of outstanding vivacity and balance. Barrel-fermented chardonnay comprises the majority of the blend, contributing a sleek texture as well as notes of toasted hazelnut...   The moderate 2018 growing season yielded a Cervaro of outstanding vivacity and balance. Barrel-fermented chardonnay comprises the majority of the blend, contributing a sleek texture as well as notes of toasted hazelnut and vanilla bean that enrich the crisp apple and pear flavors. A small percentage of stainless-steel-aged grechetto adds fresh acidity to balance the wine’s subtle spice and gingery warmth. Delicious now for its combination of richness and verve, this wine will be even better in a couple of years, as the flavors continue to integrate. —S.J.  
VN 92
Vinous, June 2020
The 2018 Cervaro della Sala is a blend of 92% Chardonnay with a splash of Grechetto, showing a rich and alluring bouquet, leading off with a hint of vanilla bean and giving way to peach, a dusting of confectioner’s spice...   The 2018 Cervaro della Sala is a blend of 92% Chardonnay with a splash of Grechetto, showing a rich and alluring bouquet, leading off with a hint of vanilla bean and giving way to peach, a dusting of confectioner’s spice and dried yellow flowers. On the palate, silky textures flesh out across the senses, carrying flavors of ripe apple, apricot and sweet herbs, as minerals and acids mingle toward the close. The finish is long and almost salty, buzzing with energy and making the mouth water for another sip. The balance here is impeccable, as is the use of barrel fermentation to create such textural richness. -- Eric Guido  
WS 91
Wine Spectator, October 2020
An elegant white, creamy and well-knit, with a spine of citrusy acidity brightening flavors of poached apricot and lemon curd, plus accents of toasted hazelnut and salty mineral. This is medium- to full-bodied without...   An elegant white, creamy and well-knit, with a spine of citrusy acidity brightening flavors of poached apricot and lemon curd, plus accents of toasted hazelnut and salty mineral. This is medium- to full-bodied without excessive weight, and long and mouthwatering on the refined finish. Chardonnay and Grechetto. Drink now through 2028. – AN  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Umbria
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML