Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2010 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Vigneto di Popoli shows determined, pungent notes of cherry liqueur and red apple skin. That pungency could worsen with time and this wine is recommended for near-term consumption. It ages in oak for 12 months.
Wine Spectator 88 points - Balanced and medium-bodied, this red offers tangy raspberry fruit, with savory notes of wild herb and olive tapenade underscored by sweet hints of mocha and gumdrop. Drink now through 2020. 6,700 cases made.
(Apr 30 2015)