Though somewhat tight, this red exhibits plenty of ripe fruit, sweet spices and refined tannins. The overall balance is there, and this is nearing a new phase in its evolution. The long, fruit-filled aftertaste picks up a saline element. Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Drink now through 2038. 683 cases made, 44 cases imported
- Wine Spectator 96 pts.
Querciabella's flagship Camartina is flat-out stunning. Camartina is not a huge wine, as so many are in 2015, rather it possesses extraordinary finesse and elegance. Sweet floral notes, red berry fruit, mint and chalk notes give the 2015 soaring top notes, energy and vibrancy. Beautifully persistent and sculpted, the 2015 dazzles with its energy and overall intensity. There is so much to like here.
- Vinous, 96 pts.
This is very racy and firm on the palate, yet the exotic and wild fruit of the beautiful vintage comes through. Medium-to full-bodied with an intense finish. Needs a few years to soften. Cabernet sauvignon and sangiovese. Better in 2020. From biodynamically grown grapes and vegan.
- James Suckling, 95 pts.
One of the first SuperTuscans, Querciabella’s Camartina delivers generous, sophisticated dark fruit, smoothly packaged in a smart oak wrap. Its dense, soft, dark core rewards plenty of bottle age, while its moreishness urges you to pick up the corkscrew and decant rather than delay gratification.
- Decanter, 95 pts.
This is a finely streamlined wine that emphasizes freshness and linearity despite the more robust fruit profile so easily obtained in this warm and sunny vintage. Made with organic fruit, the Querciabella 2015 Camartina is a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a smaller part Sangiovese. That this wine is so elegantly subdued comes as an unexpected and appreciated surprise, especially if you plan a meat pairing with fragrant herbs such as wild sage or rosemary.
- Robert Parker, 94 pts.