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Luce Della Vite Lucente 2010

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $30.00 $22.99
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Item No. 120205
  • JS93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WE90
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Winemaker's Notes

Lucente 2010 impresses with a dark-toned yet shimmering purple-red. A lush, seductive bouquet offers silky impressions of raspberry and blackberry, both fresh-picked and preserves, followed by roast espresso, white chocolate, and pungent hints of mint and sage. Warm and well-rounded in the mouth, it boasts supple, glossy tannins that are perfectly integrated into the structure, and in alcohol appropriate to a noble wine. A near-endless finale conveys tasty fruit, finishing with a pleasant hint of nutmet. Lucente 2010 is an elegant wine in a thoroughly contemporary key.

Blend: 75% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese

Critical Acclaim

"Fascinating aromas of ripe berries and hints of coconut and vanilla bean follow through to a full body, with super silky tannins and a long and intense finish. Lots going on here. Excellent value. Needs at another year or two to come together. But so excellent now."
93 Points

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El Limerino - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/9/2013)
Style: Big & Bold
Pair with: wild boar, red meat
Absolutely killer Super Tuscan at this price point. Drinkable now (2013) but would also keep.
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Rating:
(1/5/2013)
I am NOT a connoisseur by any means, but Luce Della Vite Lucente is going straight to the top of my FAVORITES list! I LOVE IT!
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Rating:
(11/8/2013)
Style: Earth & Spicy
Made in a modern style compared to many Italian wines, with pleasant aromas of sweet black cherries, ripe blackberries, pencil shavings, graphite, spices. At $20 a terrific value
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Learn About Luce Della Vite

In 1995, Robert Mondavi of California and Vittorio Frescobaldi of Tuscany joined hands to create an Italian wine of extraordinary quality. Their partnership was the first of its kind in Italy, and their premier offering was Luce della Vite. The name means light of the vine in Italian, and was inspired by the morning sunlight on the way from Florence to the renowned winemaking...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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