2011 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $50) SKU #1243624

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JS 92 VN 92 RP 91
WE 90
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  • Stefanie Juelsgaard
    By: Stefanie Juelsgaard
    K&L Staff Member
    I love the small, family-run business behind this wine and the painstaking work that went into the production. The winery is tiny, which makes having the wines here all the more special. The flavors are bright and lean for a Brunello and are phenomenally delicious. I'd be happy to drink this with dinner any night of the week, especially knowing how much care went into it. This is a special bottle.
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  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    K&L Staff Member
    When we visited the estate last year we were taken with this wine and it has only improved with time in the bottle. Considering the challenges of the 2011 vintage, the Spina Family has managed to produce a rich and robust Brunello with surprising depth and freshness while avoiding overipeness and baked fruit characteristics. And, although it will age nicely over the next several years, it's drinking wonderfully today. Sesta di Sopra is always in big demand so we encourage purchasing this one sooner than later.
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    K&L Staff Member
    This is one of my favorite Brunellos of the vintage so far. It has bright, fresh raspberry, cherry and orange peel notes with grippy tannins and a minty herbal undertone. The finish just goes on and on. It will age well, but it tastes awfully good right now.
  • Rachel Vogel
    By: Rachel Vogel
    K&L Staff Member
    Like many 2011 Brunellos, the Sesta di Sopra is filled with fresh cherry and ripe fruit complexities both on the nose and palate. The nose starts off soft and hidden but builds and becomes bold, bright and fresh. The savory tannins benefit from decanting by becoming elongated and balanced with the young acidity. It is a beautiful wine to drink now, but one that will age gracefully.
  • Andrew Stevens
    By: Andrew Stevens
    K&L Staff Member
    This is one of my all time favorite producers from this region and I always think one of the best deals in Brunello (or Rosso for that matter) in the store. Due to both the location and the winemakers style this Brunello almost always eschews power for grace and elegance. Not that this is a weak wine by any stretch, but rather it has focus, drive, and lots of complexity. These are the bottles that can be enjoyed now, are well worth stocking away in the cellar and opening in a few years.
  • Heather Vander Wall
    By: Heather Vander Wall
    K&L Staff Member
    Whether you've already laid away some of Sesta di Sopra's 2010 Brunello, or are new to the winery, I highly recommend considering some of the 2011 vintage from Sesta di Sopra. This Brunello is grown on a more elevated site than many in the region, and therefore has a slightly lighter body, with more elegance and less ponderous weight. Nevertheless, the wine has firm structure and a depth of flavors, with some savory development just beginning to show. This wine should develop beautifully over the next decade, so its a good candidate to stock in your cellar.


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