95 Points, Best of Class - California State Fair, 2011
Voted Best Micro Winery! - California State Fair, 2009
Last year we were lucky to score a tiny allocation of the 2009 Muscardini Cellars Tesoro, Super Tuscan Red Blend. Our initial allocation sold out in a flash, so when dropped by the winery and a couple weeks ago and asked if there was any more of this beautiful wine laying around we could get our hands on, we were surprised to see some aging gracefully in their cellar that were not spoken for. We jumped at the chance to grab this wine and offer it at an exceptional price and special shipping just in time for grilling season.
There are three vineyards that comprise the blend of the 2009 Muscardini Cellars Tesoro. The Sangiovese is from the famous Monte Rosso Vineyards. The Cabernet is from their next door neighbor, Ty Caton Vineyards and the Syrah is from Deerfield Ranch Vineyards. Each of these varietals were fermented separately and blended three months before bottling. The result is a graceful and authentic Italian-inspired wine made in a rich, ripe Super Tuscan style. Deep ruby in color, verging on purple, the nose is loaded with blackberry, cassis, leather, and a hint of smoky oak. The palate opens up to reveal layers of black fruit, vanilla, cherry, blueberry pie and pepper. Lush and viscous, these dark, enticing flavors coat the palate and linger on the long finish. Don't miss out on the chance to stock up on this versatile and cellar-worthy wine before it's gone!
Appellation: Sonoma County
Winemaker: Michael Muscardini
Blend: Sangiovese 39%, Cabernet Sauvignon 33%, Syrah 28%
Bottled: September 7, 2010
Cases Produced: 494
Muscardini Cellars graces Sonoma Valley’s (Valley of the Moon) Monte Terra with its estate grape vines, family home and barrel room. You are welcome to visit us in their Kenwood tasting room.
History of Muscardini Cellars
1892, when Michael Muscardini's grandfather, Emilio Alchera, was born in the village of Calliano, just outside of the city of Asti in the Piemonte region. Emilio came to America in 1909 via Ellis Island in New York. After heading to the West Coast by train to meet his two brothers, Antonio and Louis, he settled in San Francisco. Emilio began his living in California by helping to dig the Caldecott Tunnel, which connects the East Bay to Contra Costa County. After saving his money, he began to buy and run corner grocery stores where he sold fine bulk wines, and in his spare time made a red table wine for the family. His business would eventually become the "St. Helena Napa Valley Wine Company."
Learn more at www.muscardinicellars.com.