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Date Printed: 11/22/2014
Falesco Merlot Umbria 2009
Falesco Merlot Umbria 2009
(search item no. 110016)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/22/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 88 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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, this wine pairs beautifully with mildly spicy entrees such as curried tagines or roast rack of lamb with mint chutney.
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About Falesco:

In 2006, our customers purchased more bottles of wine from Falesco than from any other winery in the world! And it's no wonder, as this winery makes some of the top value wines in Italy, if not the world. Falesco's most popular wine is Vitiano, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese grown in Umbria. This is a perennial must-buy: It's lush and fruity, and always seems to garnish outstanding scores from the wine critics.

Falesco was founded in 1979 by Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella, brothers that also happen to be two of Italy's most acclaimed winemakers. Their philosophy is to strike a balance between the uniqueness of native Italian varieties and the versatility of more "international" grapes. As evidenced by the enormous popularity of their wine and the countless worldwide accolades they have received, they have clearly succeeded in achieving their goal. Salute!