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Falesco Marciliano 2008

Falesco Marciliano 2008

Bordeaux Red Blends from Southern Italy, Italy

Price: $45.99
Item No. 121137
  • RP91
  • ST91
Style: Smooth & Supple

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: 13.5%

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Deep, opaque purple in color, this delicious red offers classic aromas of cassis, herbs, tobacco, cedar and slate, which continue to unfold on the palate. Structurally, the wine strikes a perfect balance between the firm, fine tannins and the elegant, velvety mouthfeel. Long-lived and full-bodied.

Marciliano is best served with grilled steak, pot roasts, and balsamic grilled vegetables.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 Cabernet Marciliano is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc aged in French oak. It shows good up-front intensity in its dark fruit, but then loses a bit of energy on the mid-palate and finish. This supple, soft Cabernet appears to be built for near and mid-term pleasure."
91 Points

"Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon show a united front with an authentic Italian feel. Umbria’s Marciliano is a dense and rich red wine, with savory aromas of blackberry, cured meat, dried sage, leather, tobacco and dark chocolate. The wine's tannins are firm and dense, but not at all sharp or thorny."
91 Points

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Learn About Southern Italy

Abruzzi, Puglia, & Campania Abruzzi Kind of central, kind of southern, this region is best known for it's wine, Montapulciano d'Abruzzi - this wine is made from the Montelpulciano grape, unlike Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano, made with a Sangiovese clone in the region of Montelpuliciano. The Montelpulciano grape is happiest here in Abruzzi and the wine is rustic, yet soft...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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