The 2013 Saffredi is every bit as special from bottle as it was when I first tasted it in barrel. Wonderfully fresh, vibrant and nuanced, the 2013 possesses striking depth to match its explosive personality. A rush of blue and purplish-hued fruits, licorice, spice and new leather built into the powerful, deeply layered finish. The 2013 is a superb edition of the flagship Saffredi. It’s as simple as that.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030
Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and a little Petit Verdot. Very deep crimson. Very mellow and convincing Tuscan Bordeaux blend with structure but mellowness. Really very winning indeed. Long and flattering. A little sweeter and more lifted than a classed growth but nothing like as heavy as a typical Napa Cab. Brava!
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2026