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ARGIANO ARGIANO - Non Confunditur - 2013

ARGIANO Non Confunditur 2013

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90 Points

Non Confunditur or “do not be mistaken or confused” is one of those rare welcoming, accessible and interesting youthful Super Tuscans. A shorter aging period (and no petit verdot) is what gives NC its baby-brother status next to the famed, Super Tuscan Solengo. In 2013 the mix is 40/20/20/20 cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah and sangiovese grown on a 300m plateau and fermented separately before spending time in a mix of French oak barriques, large Slavonian oak and stainless steel. A powerful vintage with big concentration. Soft and worn leather, dusky dark florals, blackcurrant and earthy thorns fill the voluminous palate, one kept buoyant with an easy swell of acidity and hemmed by ample tuggy tannins. A cut of roasted coffee bitterness on the finish tightens the whole up again and helps counter the 14.5 alcohol. Drinking well now with rabbit and polenta. Surprisingly finished under screwcap. 

Anthony Gismondi and Treve Ring, March 2017

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Anthony Gismondi is one of North America's most influential wine critics. Both a writer and broadcaster he is currently in his 25th year as wine columnist at the Vancouver Sun where his twice weekly wine columns and videos are seen by one million readers a week. His comprehensive and busy wine review features over 20,000 tasting notes and attracts over a half million visitors a month from some 70 countries. He is also the co-host of the longest running, weekly, wine and food show in Canadian radio: The Best of Food and Wine. The show airs in prime time every Thursday evening from 6-7pm Pacific on CISL 650am.