Falesco Merlot Lazio IGT Montiano 2010

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2010 Falesco Merlot 750ml

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This wine should come with a bare-bones label that says "Italian Dry Red Wine". It is unmistakingly Italian and really has no other profile. Almost... Read more

richer than most merlots. nice Read more

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Snooth User: freerangeathlete
848143279
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/09/2011

Grew on me as I progressed.


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/06/2009

This wine should come with a bare-bones label that says "Italian Dry Red Wine". It is unmistakingly Italian and really has no other profile. Almost zero fruit. Could help from cellaring but at this price point I think it's just generic vino.


Snooth User: hharbaugh2
38135036
2.50 5
Vintage: 2005 02/12/2010

richer than most merlots. nice

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Umbria Merlot

Snooth User: jasonkauf
32776948
1.50 5
Vintage: 2004 01/28/2008

Tasted anonymous and monotone ... nothing really standing out.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 10/05/2008

A steal for $12. Aromas of coffee and bacon fat. Flavors of cherry, blackberry, and freshly roasted coffee beans with a smoky finish. Great job, very distinctive.


Snooth User: Tic
115845245
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 02/22/2009

Love this wine. Rich and full-bodied wine.


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 05/15/2009

Tannic, but nice. Dark, acidic but balanced. Big. Dusty. Ager. $40


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External Reviews for Falesco Merlot Lazio IGT Montiano

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/06/2013

Deep ruby-red in color with sensual aromas of blackberry, tobacco and vanilla, which carry through on the palate into a lingering finish. Full-bodied and velvety.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 06/22/2011

The 2009 Merlot is one of the finest wines I have ever tasted from Falesco. It is a decidedly firm, vibrant Merlot that stands in stark contrast to the super-ripe, obvious Vitiano Rosso. Here the fruit is wonderfully precise and elegant. Jammy blueberries, blackberries, cinnamon, leather and crushed rocks are woven into a beautiful fabric. The French oak is layered very nicely, adding depth and flavor, but never overpowering the wine. This is impressive juice from proprietor Riccardo Cotarella. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2017.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 06/22/2011

The stylish 2006 Merlot reveals super-ripe dark fruit, chocolate, cassis, and blackberries on a warm, ample frame, showing notable intensity as well as vitality on the palate. It is another incredible value from Riccardo Cotarella. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 06/22/2011

With fewer bright lights than neighboring Tuscany, Umbria's wine production has centered around the ubiquitous Trebbiano grape. Falseco showcases the potential for Umbrian reds with this youthful Merlot. Dark, opaque garnet color with anise and slightly disguised mushroom aromas waft beneath rich cassis and crushed blackberries. Chewy, well-spiced fruit with excellent length on the finish. In a blind tasting I would have guessed a 2000 Pomerol. Well-structured and cellar worthy; fully appreciate its complex aroma and rich palate after one hour of decanting. Serve with Moroccan lamb, black figs and cous cous steamed in a rich stock.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/22/2011

Lovely black fruit emerges on the nose, complemented by notes of pencil lead, saddle leather, toasted herbs and a touch of cedar. The tannins are prominent and firm, offering density that marries beautifully with the supple texture and dark fruit on... Alex Shaw. A Merlot wine from Umbria in Italy. 2009 Falesco Merlot dell'Umbria IGT 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 06/22/2011

Made from 100% Merlot grown in varied estate vineyards in Umbria. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 5 months. This Merlot is unfiltered and exhibits a deep ruby red color and rich, spicy aromas. Blackberry, tobacco and vanilla come through on the palate. The finish is long and pleasant. Recommended with spicier dishes and sauces. A favorite with lamb.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 06/22/2011

Another spectacular buy is the 2001 Merlot dell'Umbria. Aged five months in oak, and bottled with neither fining nor filtration, this dense ruby/purple-colored offering exhibits a big, sweet nose of cigar smoke, mocha, black cherry liqueur, and vanilla. Supple, ripe, and heady, it is a luscious, medium to full-bodied, hedonistic Merlot fruit bomb to drink during its first 4-5 years of life.


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762382 Snooth User: radd
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2009 08/12/2011

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2004 10/28/2008

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2003 12/06/2007

40537 Snooth User: kcovo
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2001 01/17/2008

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2001 06/06/2007

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2001 10/06/2008

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2001 12/06/2007

Winemaker's Notes:

2010 Falesco Merlot 750ml

2010 Falesco Merlot 750ml

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