|Italy||2000||Vigna d'Alceo, Castello dei Rampolla||BT||0||3||115.00||bt||3||153.33333333333||98.00||98.00||Vigna d'Alceo, Rampolla||0.75|
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For whatever reason, the full-bodied 2000 Vigna d'Alceo was roaring the day I tasted it. A single vineyard blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Sangiovese, it tastes like the Sammarco on steroids. It boasts a deep purple color in addition to scents of espresso, sweet melted licorice, black currant jam, and toasty oak. There is great intensity, superb purity, and a finish that lingers for nearly a minute. This mythical wine requires 2-3 years of cellaring, and will age effortlessly for two decades.