92 pts Wine Advocate issue #203 Oct 2012
Named after Sebastian Zuccardi’s grandfather, who is still going strong in the winery at the ripe old age of ninety-one, the 2010 Tito Zuccardo is a blend of 83% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Caladoc (a cross between Malbec and Grenache.) Aged for 24 months in a combination of new second and third fill oak, it has a well-defined bouquet with blackberry leaf, black olive and mulchy aromas. The stem addition lends it more complexity and vibrancy. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, taut tannins and a very fresh, vivacious finish, exhibiting crisp blackberry, raspberry and graphite notes. There is a satisfying sense of completeness and harmony to this wine, which has the structure to age with style. Drink now-2025.
91 pts Wine Spectator 11/15/13
This is plush, with generous crushed black cherry, cassis and mineral notes on a full yet fresh frame. The finish delivers darker mocha and licorice accents. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Ancellotta. 600 cases made.