Event

Open Bottle - Il Fauno Super Tuscan

Monday, December 11, 2017

Time: 12:00am - 12:00am

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free

Every Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 pm we open a special bottle of wine and offer to you at a highly discounted price.
The wines are typically 90 points or better and are discounted 20-40%. Sometimes even more! when we can get special pricing from our vendors , we pass the savings along to you!!
Come in on Thursday and sample. If you can't make it, call us and we can put some aside for you!! 
(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)


 

 

Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot



Hard to believe that this outstanding Super Tuscan keeps moving up to new heights.
Back in January we featured the 2012, 93 Points W.S. that was at the time.
Number 19 on the Wine Spectator Top 100!

 

94 Points The Wine Advocate!!

"It's hard not to be smitten with the 2013 Il Fauno di Arcanum. This blend of 55% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot is a rich and lasting Tuscan red that offers ample power and concentration. There are points of greenness here with crushed peppercorn and wild sage, backed by dark fruit aromas of plum and blackberry. Yet the Merlot component does much to smooth out and enrich the mouthfeel."

 Regularly $33.99 

Special Sale Price 
$26.00 
per bottle 
    

 for six or more it drops to $23.00!!

That is only $138.00 for a six pack!!!

 

Don’t want to miss the sale? Can’t make it Thursday?
Call us at
703-668-WINE(9463)!

The Winemaker's Thoughts on this wine.....

A Bordeaux-style blend, il fauno di Arcanum embodies the diversity of the estate, and is sourced primarily from the Di Sotto, La Curva, Colombaio and San Giovanni blocks. Located in the lower southwest section of the estate, in a warmer, exposed subsection that ripens early, the soils possess a significant amount of clay, with good water retention, and produce wines that tend to be more voluptuous and lush.

Viticulturist & Winemaker Pierre Seillan

Viticulturist and Winemaker Pierre Seillan first began working with Cabernet Franc more than four decades ago at his family’s estate in Armagnac. He later moved on to the Loire Valley, and then spent twenty years in Bordeaux before being lured to California in 1997. At Arcanum, Pierre works closely with his Italian team, believing his job is to respect tradition, but also to do his part to guide and enhance it. By doing so he remains true to the distinguished history of Italian viticulture.

 

About Arcanum..........

The estate traces its roots to the pre-Roman Etruscan civilization, and the inspiration for the Arcanum label comes from an ancient statue located on the estate. il fauno, the mythological Roman god of nature, the countryside and the woods, watches over the estate and acts as its protector. The statue is represented both on the Arcanum label and in the name of its second wine, il Fauno di Arcanum. Valadorna is named not only for the vineyard from which the Merlot is sourced, but also for the house on the estate that bears its name and which is represented on the label.

Diversity

The estate ranges in altitude from 1,000 to 1,500 feet and comprises tendifferent mesoclimates planted to 63 blocks. Each block within those different sub-climates has been planted to the varieties best suited to the unique soil profile, facing, slope, water uptake and heat potential of each site. There is a wide variance in the soils of the estate, with 13 different types being identified. The estate’s complexity ensures that, even within the confines of the region’s notorious vintage vagaries, certain blocks and varieties will shine every year.