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2016
90+

USA
Vintage
2016
Score
90+
Awards Wine Enthusiast
Description
Nation

USA

Publication

2015
90 pts

Full-bodied, round and juicy. Aromas and flavors of dried berries and coffee. A ... Read all

Full-bodied, round and juicy. Aromas and flavors of dried berries and coffee. A little jammy. Delicious drink-me-now red

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USA
Nov. 2016
Vintage
2015
Score
90 pts
Awards James Suckling
Description

Full-bodied, round and juicy. Aromas and flavors of dried berries and coffee. A little jammy. Delicious drink-me-now red

Nation

USA

Publication

Nov. 2016

2015
91 pts

Editors’ Choice Vibrant and savory, this opens with lovely aromas of ... Read all

Editors’ Choice Vibrant and savory, this opens with lovely aromas of spring flower, citrus, herb and white stone fruit. The round, juicy palate offers ripe white peach, juicy grapefruit, pineapple and mineral alongside fresh acidity. A saline note backs up the finish.

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USA
Magazine August Issue
Vintage
2015
Score
91 pts
Awards Wine Enthusiast
Description

Editors’ Choice Vibrant and savory, this opens with lovely aromas of spring flower, citrus, herb and white stone fruit. The round, juicy palate offers ripe white peach, juicy grapefruit, pineapple and mineral alongside fresh acidity. A saline note backs up the finish.

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USA

Publication

Magazine August Issue

2015
 90 pts

A white with cooked-pear and lime character that follows through to a full body, ... Read all

A white with cooked-pear and lime character that follows through to a full body, a phenolic texture and a flavorful finish. Drink now.

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USA
Nov. 2016
Vintage
2015
Score
 90 pts
Awards James Suckling
Description

A white with cooked-pear and lime character that follows through to a full body, a phenolic texture and a flavorful finish. Drink now.

Nation

USA

Publication

Nov. 2016

2015
91 pts

USA
2016 September 19
Vintage
2015
Score
91 pts
Awards Decanter
Description
Nation

USA

Publication

2016 September 19

2015
91+

Bright pale gold. High-toned peach, pineapple and sweet spice aromas. Super-ripe ... Read all

Bright pale gold. High-toned peach, pineapple and sweet spice aromas. Super-ripe and sweet, showing a late-harvest quality, but as glyceral as this is, there’s also terrific lift and acidity to the candied pineapple and ripe stone fruit flavors. The creamy finish is broad and very long. This is a dessert in itself but will match well with anything involving blue cheese or bottarga. Drinking window: 2016 – 2018. (Ian d’Agata)

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USA
2016, December 8
Vintage
2015
Score
91+
Awards VINOUS
Description

Bright pale gold. High-toned peach, pineapple and sweet spice aromas. Super-ripe and sweet, showing a late-harvest quality, but as glyceral as this is, there’s also terrific lift and acidity to the candied pineapple and ripe stone fruit flavors. The creamy finish is broad and very long. This is a dessert in itself but will match well with anything involving blue cheese or bottarga. Drinking window: 2016 – 2018. (Ian d’Agata)

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USA

Publication

2016, December 8

2015
91 pts
The Planet Grape Wine Review

Tart, dry and lively with a silky middle and notes of lemon zest, tangerine ... Read all

Tart, dry and lively with a silky middle and notes of lemon zest, tangerine pith, crushed rock and sea salt. (Catherine Fallis)

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USA
August 18 2016
Vintage
2015
Score
91 pts
Awards The Planet Grape Wine Review
Description

Tart, dry and lively with a silky middle and notes of lemon zest, tangerine pith, crushed rock and sea salt. (Catherine Fallis)

Nation

USA

Publication

August 18 2016

2015
91+

Pale straw. Lovely aromatic notes of lychee, white pepper, cinnamon and white ... Read all

Pale straw. Lovely aromatic notes of lychee, white pepper, cinnamon and white flowers. Bright but richly textured, showing sneaky concentration and lovely balance to the tropical fruit and floral flavors. Finishes very long and clean, showing an enticingly spicy sweet and sour component. Knockout wine. Today, Lighea is one of Donnafugata’s best wines, yet it has had a long and checkered history: it was originally made with Müller-Thurgau, then it was turned into a Zibibbo, Inzolia, and Cataratto Comune blend, and finally, since the 2009 vintage, it has been 100 percent Zibibbo. Donnafugata decided to go 100 percent Zibibbo once it planted Moscato di Alessandria on Pantelleria at higher altitudes (400 meters above sea level), in a much cooler microclimate ideal for making fresher, vibrant dry wines. Drinking window: 2016 – 2018. (Ian d’Agata)

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USA
2016, December 8
Vintage
2015
Score
91+
Awards VINOUS
Description

Pale straw. Lovely aromatic notes of lychee, white pepper, cinnamon and white flowers. Bright but richly textured, showing sneaky concentration and lovely balance to the tropical fruit and floral flavors. Finishes very long and clean, showing an enticingly spicy sweet and sour component. Knockout wine. Today, Lighea is one of Donnafugata’s best wines, yet it has had a long and checkered history: it was originally made with Müller-Thurgau, then it was turned into a Zibibbo, Inzolia, and Cataratto Comune blend, and finally, since the 2009 vintage, it has been 100 percent Zibibbo. Donnafugata decided to go 100 percent Zibibbo once it planted Moscato di Alessandria on Pantelleria at higher altitudes (400 meters above sea level), in a much cooler microclimate ideal for making fresher, vibrant dry wines. Drinking window: 2016 – 2018. (Ian d’Agata)

Nation

USA

Publication

2016, December 8

2015
91

Pale straw. Intense melon, lemon and pear on the bright, very fruity nose. Then ... Read all

Pale straw. Intense melon, lemon and pear on the bright, very fruity nose. Then more ripe orchard fruit in the mouth, along with hints of custard cream and a saline bent. Lively, harmonious acidity on the long, juicy, and surprisingly spicy finish. Anthilia is always a great buy, but this 2015 is a knockout effort. Anthilia is the name in Latin of a mountain located behind the winery (the Italian name of which is Entella). Mainly Cataratto varieties and other local grapes. Drinking window: 2016 – 2017. (Ian d’Agata)

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USA
2016, December 8
Vintage
2015
Score
91
Awards VINOUS
Description

Pale straw. Intense melon, lemon and pear on the bright, very fruity nose. Then more ripe orchard fruit in the mouth, along with hints of custard cream and a saline bent. Lively, harmonious acidity on the long, juicy, and surprisingly spicy finish. Anthilia is always a great buy, but this 2015 is a knockout effort. Anthilia is the name in Latin of a mountain located behind the winery (the Italian name of which is Entella). Mainly Cataratto varieties and other local grapes. Drinking window: 2016 – 2017. (Ian d’Agata)

Nation

USA

Publication

2016, December 8

2015
Der beste Grillo

Germany
09/04/2017
Vintage
2015
Score
Der beste Grillo
Awards Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Description
Nation

Germany

Publication

09/04/2017