Arcanum Il Fauno di Arcanum 2008

Red Wine from Tuscany, Italy

Item No. 128711
  • red wine
  • RP94
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: 14.2%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 Il Fauno di Arcanum continues on the success of the 2007 but with a more classic Tuscan stamp of mineral freshness. The nose is bright and juicy with dried red fruits of cherry and cranberry. This is a lively wine with bright acidity from the cooler vintage character and the slight addition of Sangiovese to the blend. It is a beautiful Tuscan blend showing its local character in a bright and crisp finish.

Blend: 62% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 6% Sangiovese, 1% Petit Verdot

Critical Acclaim

"A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot, the 2008 Il Fauno di Arcanum opens with an inky dark color and perfectly ripe aromas of plump cherry and blackberry. Beyond the enticing fruit aromas is a long list of spice and tobacco-related characteristics. This is a thickly layered and opulent Tuscan blend that is enhanced by territory-driven aromas of grilled herb and rosemary oil. The best part for me, however, is the soft richness this wine delivers in the mouth. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2027. "
94 Points

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Style: Smooth & Supple
Great wine. Medium to full bodied, velvety smooth texture. Opens with blast of cherries and blackberry, lots of sweet tobacco and vanilla on the long finish.Hints of olives as well. Despite the international grapes this definantly tastes like a Tuscan wine.Would buy again.
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cmoodylaw - Hammond, LA (read all my reviews)

This is a near perfect of Italian red wine. Very ready to drink and is dark and rich. It has nice aromas and flavors of cherry and complicated spice. A terrific value at $29.99 but when you can get it at $25 it is amazing. I may wait to see if it goes on sale again but if not I will buy at this price when I run out. I put this wine up against wines costing $100 plus. Parker has the rating right!
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Marc Shaye - Franklin, MI (read all my reviews)

While we looked forward to tasting this wine after ordering, we were disappointed. This is not a 94. It lacked characteristics usually found in Tuscan wine of quality. We did not find the depth, body and concentration of a Bordeaux that was lauded in one review. A lesson learned, first taste, then buy.
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Learn About Arcanum

The Jackson family purchased the Tenuta di Arceno estate in 1994, with its sprawling 2,500 acres, of which only 223 are planted to vine. Cabernet Franc has proven to be the variety best suited to the estate’s diverse soils and topography, and is the true signature of the estate, as it thrives in both warm and cool vintages

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 Wine

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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