Wine Advocate 88 - Made with a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Lagone shows toasty and oak-driven notes above black cherry and plum. Those oak notes of cinnamon and crushed clove emerge immediately. It takes a few moments before you identify the primary fruit. The 2015 vintage was a hot one, and the mouthfeel is extra rich and succulent as a result. Those powerful oak notes appear once again on the finish, giving the wine structure and spicy endnotes.
Wine Spectator 88 - Black currant, violet and cedar flavors are expressive, while the fluid profile keeps this red lively. Picks up earth, herb and coffee accents on the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2020.
In the glass, the wine is deep ruby with purple hues. On the nose, the wine is delicate with notes of cherry, vanilla, raw beef and herbs. On the palate, it is dry, structured and elegant with flavors of plum, ripe cherries, wild berries and a hint of spice, followed by a lengthy and smooth finish that begs for food. This wine is very versatile and would pair well with both red and white meats, various pasta dishes and hard cheeses.