From the very first vineyard to enter into the estate red wine production, this has been a solid and completely loveable pet favorite of mine since I bought a ton of the 2012 version. This year, there were only 3 barrels made, so I am only getting two cases…..this year’s was outstandingly charming, just plain gorgeous and pure. A little * awarded here.
“Here there is no reductive funk on the floral-infused red berry fruit aromas that introduce succulent and surprisingly refined middle weight flavors that flash only a trace of rusticity on the balanced and lingering finish. Tuvilains is rarely anything other than overtly rustic yet that is not the case with this pretty example. (89-92)/2023+” Allan Meadows