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Rich, ripe and seductive, this wine offers a lovely range of plum, blueberry, raspberry and cream flavors. A floral hint in the background lingers on the generous finish against polished tannins.
90 Points, "Editor's Choice", Wine Enthusiast
Final Blend: 70% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Barbera and 20% Nebbiolo.
Pair With: Big red sauce Italian fare, game dishes, bold poultry like duck and quail.
Hold Time: Drink now through 2017.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.
Elizabeth Carp from CT
Outstanding! Another wine to add to my favorites. -20 Points out of 20
Kathryn Rapier from TX
I love this wine. I especially love the label and the story. -20 Points out of 20
Mary Goldman from TN
I opened this wine and thought "what is Lucca?" I had never heard of it before. Now I say what a well kept secret wine and winery! So smooth and tasty. -20 points out of 20
Cindy Williams from AZ
I received the Avelina Lucca as this month's featured and I have to tell you this is the very first review I've ever been prompted to write as a club member. This one is absolutely outstanding! The color is a dark ruby red, and the very first sip just bursts with subtle ripened fruits. There's no overwhelming or bold aftertaste, just smooth flavor from start to fnish. This is my new favorite, in fact, I'm reordering more of it right now because I just couldn't wait. Thank you for introducting me to Avelina! -19 out of 20
Bonnie Quintanilla from CA
Loved it! -17 out of 20
Thomas Russell from DC
Super finish! We loved this wine so much we were liking the bottle! -20 Points
Patty Reichlen from NY
Enjoyed it. It had a nice taste. -16 Points
Kimberly Inabinet from College Park
Wonderful Red, excellent blend. Can be paired with beef as well as poultry. 19PTS
Joanne Bradshaw from RI
I just rejoined The California Wine Club and to my delight I received my first shipment of Avelina Lucca. It's amazing flavor reminded me of how much I loved being a member of your club. Im glad to be back. -20 out of 20
Chris Riddiough from DC
Nice wine- - smooth and good with food. -16 Points