Heralded as definitely the best vintage since 1990, the 1997 vintage may even prove to be the finest of the century for Tuscany. Our 1997 Luce fulfills the promise of greatness in a wine from this stellar vintage. Powerful, yet full of finesse, this deep ruby wine exudes rich, complex layers of ripe fruit. The intense bouquet releases enticing aromas of raspberries and black currants, alternating with sweeter hints of vanilla and cloves. On the palate, this wine immediately shows its great consistency with perfectly integrated tannins and just the right balance of acidity. The vibrant flavors of blackberry and blueberry weave into a long, warm finish. The tannins are extremely fine and velvety, ensuring continued development of complexity in the bottle. The remarkable quality of our 1997 Luce reflects an exceptional vintage and vineyards, artistically sculpted with the winemaking expertise of two of the world's premier winemaking families - the Frescobaldi family of Florence and the Robert Mondavi family of Napa Valley.