Lupi mean wolves.  A very nice showing for this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Saperavi that was aged for a period of 10-12 months in 225l barrels and aged for at least 2 years in oak barrels from Krasnodar (Russia).  Purple in color, garnet at the rim.  The nose has black cherries with a hint of smoked tobacco ash.  Very interesting.  With air a bit of black coffee.  Medium to full bodies.  On the palate, black raspberries, cherries, a bit of dried currants and slight earthiness.  Strong backbone of acidity.  Long finish.  A really interesting wine with depth and complexity.  Tasty as well.  It works better with food to tame the acidity.  It seems like this will drink well (not much experience on these wines) for another ten years or so.  It would work well with stew or chili.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91
Vintage: 
2016
Current Price: 
$26.00USD

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