Today’s Deal ~ 2013 Il Fauno Di Arcanum Super Tuscan (Toscana, IT)
$29.95/bottle or $24.95/bottle on 6+
The 2013 Il Fauno di Arcanum Super Tuscan Red Wine is one BAD MAMA JAMA! If you want a BIG, BOLD, and ROBUST red with a stellar Wine Advocate score…we got you covered! If you don’t want to pay through the roof for it, then we got you double-covered! Because upon first sip, you’ll be “smitten” in no time flat! Winery priced at $30/bottle, we scored sweet deal today dropping this amazing red to a staggering $24.95/bottle on 6+…a CV EXCLUSIVE!!!
What is Il Fauno Red?
The 2013 Il Fauno di Arcanum is a Bordeaux-style blend that traces it roots to the pre-Roman Etruscan civilization. Its name, Il Fauno who is the “protector” of the Arcanum Estate, refers the mythological Roman god of nature, the countryside, and the woods. Arcanum lies in hills of the Chianti Region in Tuscany and the vineyards range in altitudes varying from 1000 to 1500 feet. Each varietal is then planted according to the climate, soil, water uptake, and the heat potential of each vineyard site. This ensures a wine of varying complexities that is breathtakingly VOLUPTUOUS and LUSH!
How Does It Taste?
Here’s what you get in the Il Fauno: 55% merlot, 22% cabernet franc, 20% cabernet sauvignon, and 3% petit verdot. The TASTE = RIDICULOUS!!! First off, BRIGHT aromas of DARK PLUMS and BLACK PEPPERCORNS lure you in for the big reveal. Flavors of RIPE BLACK CHERRIES complimented by hints of RICH MOCHA put your palate on OVERLOAD. The finish is where the Il Fauno takes the cake! The merlots tannins are SOFT yet LINGERING with a SMOOOOOOOTH finish. It is the quintessential food wine that would ideally be paired with a flat iron steak topped with blue cheese butter or even just a good ol’ hearty pizza. One sip…BONKERS!!!
Wine Advocate Tasting Notes: 94 Points
“It’s hard not to be smitten with the 2013 Il Fauno di Arcanum. This blend of 55% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot is a rich and lasting Tuscan red that offers ample power and concentration. There are points of greenness here with crushed peppercorn and wild sage, backed by dark fruit aromas of plum and blackberry. Yet the Merlot component does much to smooth out and enrich the mouthfeel.”