Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese,
5% Cabernet Franc
Extremely intense ruby red color, and good complex fruit aromas without excessive hints of oak. With aeration after opening, the wine gradually releases delicate hints of mint and licorice.
At the moment of release on the market, Solaia 2004 has a youthful palate with clear fruit and tannins. The well-sustained acidity makes the wine lingering and tangy on the palate. Bottle-aging will confer the wine with softness and texture appropriate to its considerable polyphenolic substance.
"The 2004 Solaia is breathtaking, as it so often is. Soaring aromatics lead to a sweet, layered expression of dark fruit. The wine possesses super clarity and precision with a gorgeous inner tension that carries all the way through to the long finish. The tannins remain incredibly finessed and silky. This is a more restrained, elegant style than the full-throttle 2001. 2004 is the first vintage in which the component wines were aged separately, rather than together, as had been the custom in previous vintages."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni