The Carlton Restaurant

Italian Wines Red Tuscany

ARCANUM “IL FAUNO”’10  –  This Tuscan winery is owned by the enormous Jackson Family of Wines operation, and it’s only the company’s second Italian brand under its umbrella. Tenuta di Arceno’s Il Fauno di Arcanum bottling (not the same as Arcanum) is a Bordeaux-style blend of 56% merlot, 23% cabernet franc, 20% cabernet sauvignon, and 1% petit verdot.  It’s a complex little number, with a nose that kicks off some menthol, dense wood, licorice, and a touch of coal. On the body, more fruit comes through — though restraint is the name of the game — as notes of blackberry and currant emerge, plus a backbone of dark chocolate and a bit of coffee grounds. Some fresh tobacco leaf pops in on the finish. A restrained wine, but one with a lot of charm.”……….69.99

ARCANUM “VALADORNA”’09  –  Brimming with sweet cherry, raspberry, mushroom, anise and spice flavors, this is balanced and fresh, with a long, energetic aftertaste of dried fruit, spice and tea. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.”………149.99

BARICHELLO TORRAIA’12……..99.99

BRANCATELLI GUISEPE SYRAH’09 ……..119.99

BRANCATELLI VALLE DEL SOGNO CABERNET FRANC/CABERNET SAUVIGNON’11 ……..139.99

BRANCATELLI VALLE DELLE STELLE CABERNET BLEND’12….45.99

CA MARCANDA MAREMMA GAJA PROMIS” RED BLEND’13  –  “This wine is a blend of Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese grapes. It’s a beautiful expression of fleshy ripe blackberries, fig, cassis, violets and sundried tomato. A mouth-coating texture and a lively acidity make for a delicious interplay of textures and flavors across the palate. This is one of Italy’s best producers. This winery is famed vintner Angelo Gaja’s project in Tuscany’s coastal region of Maremma.”……..119.99

CASADEI “FILARE 41″’04…83.99

CASTELLO Di BROLIO “CASALFERRO”’94 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION..73.99

FATTORIA LE PUPILLE MORELLINO DI SCANSANO’13  – “Silky and pure, featuring crushed plum fruit gilded with violet and lavender hints. The fruit sails through the finish. Grenache and Syrah.”…..34.99