Ca'Marcanda Magari 2018
Jeb Dunnuck: "More herbal notes of blackcurrants, green tobacco, cedar, and graphite emerge from the 2018 Magari, a Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot blend brought up in French oak. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and downright seamless on the palate, this beauty is another Bordeaux look-alike with incredible class. It has some upfront appeal, with supple tannins and plenty of fruit, yet it's going to age gracefully for 15-20 years on its balance. Maturity: 2020-2040." Dec 2020
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, the 2018 Bolgheri Rosso Magari shows grace and a slightly lighter style that works very nicely. With the recent releases from Bolgheri, many from the hot and concentrated 2017 vintage, this 2018 alternative comes as an elegant surprise. You can appreciate the purity of the fruit, with dark cherry and plum, and the acidity that pops up on the finish. This is almost a full-bodied red, but not quite. It holds back just a hair, and that more careful approach goes a long way to the pleasure factor. Drink date: 2021-2035." Dec 2020
Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "The 2018 Magari is quite deceptive in its first impression. Translucent and medium in body, Magari opens to reveal lovely brightness and persistence that gives the wine shape. Sweet dark berry fruit, spice, tobacco, cedar and licorice are nicely woven throughout. Quite simply, the 2018 Magari is one of the classiest wines I can remember tasting from Ca’ Marcanda. It is not an obvious wine, but it sure is enticing. Drinking window: 023-2031." Jan 2021
Winery: "Magari means if only it were true!, an expression used often in Italian to express desire, hope, and a vision of a bright future. The vineyard blocks that make up this blend are further away from the nearby sea, closer to the fertile hillside. The loamy, clay-rich soils here are known as terre brune meaning dark brown earth, ideal for the cultivation of wines with richness, depth and minerality. 2017 is a vintage of low quantity and all overall concentration of fruit, structure and acidity.
The nose is rich and complex with appealing notes of carob and tamarind. The palate is vibrant with notes of grapefruit, red-orange and Mediterranean botanical herbs. Extremely juicy with fine-grained, silky tannins with a long-lasting, sapid finish."
60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
12 months in oak