Luce Della Vite Toscana 2014
The Luce estate was founded in 1995 through a collaboration of the Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi families. Luca is a unique expression of Tuscany, made with grapes from vineyards with some if the best growing conditions in its wine region.
Luce 2008 appears a very dense, concentrated purple-red. The nose exhibits remarkable finesse, releasing notes of wild blackberry and sour cherry, backgrounded by peppery eucalyptus and minerally impressions of pencil lead. Capping the aromatic array are appealing notes of baker's chocolate and tobacco leaf. The wine shows a superb attack, with the densest of tannic suites. The palate expands impressively, with a tasty vein of acidity that beautifully knits together all of its constituents. A near-endless finish adds the final harmonious touch.