…super-intriguing from the very first taste. With each passing vintage, it seems like Apparita becomes less about Merlot and more about Ama. Dark red cherries, rose petals, sage, rosemary, tobacco and licorice are some of the many notes that are alive in the glass. Wonderfully nuanced and expressive, the 2010 caresses every corner of the palate with breathtaking intensity and finesse. The 2010 isn't a huge Apparita, rather it is a cool vintage, savory Merlot built for the cellar. 96+ points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous.
…a pure expression of Merlot with bold fruit nuances of cherry and black fruit at the core. This vintage is especially sophisticated and fine: Evidently those cooling diurnal shifts during the growing season have contributed to the overall elegance and prestige of this beautiful varietal wine. It promises a slow and steady evolution over the next 10 years. Drink: 2015-2028. 94 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate.
Pure cherry underlies the spicy oak in this dense, focused red. Bright and balanced, picking up cedar, floral and mineral elements on the lingering aftertaste. Merlot. Best from 2016 through 2025. 93 points, Wine Spectator.