100 Pts WA
An intense ruby red in color, Solaia 2016 distinguishes itself on the nose by its intensity and its aromatic richness, the notes of ripe dark fruit, particularly blackberries and blueberries, fused with balsamic sensations of aromatic herbs and mint; sweet notes of chocolate and cotton candy alternate with spicy suggestions of white pepper, conferring freshness and complexity to the bouquet. The palate is rich and enveloping with supple and silky tannins capable of transmitting elegance, character, and an exceptional expression of fruit. The vibrant finish, long and very persistent, indicates an optimal aging potential over time. Wine Advocate 100/100
An exceptional vintage in terms of quality, characterized, in comparison to 2015, by slightly cool weather conditions and light rains during the growing season.
A year in which the balance of the soil and the site were reflected in the wine.
A harmonious expression of a Solaia with many facets.
A wine which is slightly shyer, introverted, in certain aspects even more fascinating than the previous year, one capable of telling its tale both now and in the years to come.