| Wine Advocate 90 points (Aug 2013)
The 2010 Santa Chiara pours into the glass with amber, golden intensity and flows forth with thick, supple concentration. The 2010 vintage is exceptionally balanced and tight with an initial prelude of crushed mineral and etched brimstone that sets a somber tone. The bouquet is neutral and unexpressive at first. But after only a few moments, it begins to impart caramel, apricot and lemon zest in slow measure. The blend is 20% Grechetto, 20% Malvasia, 20% Garganega with other white grapes. It sees skin contact for 15 days and is inoculated with indigenous yeasts. If you are a fan of Santa Chiara, the 2010 vintage is exceptional. Drink: 2014-2019.
Wine Spectator 92 points (Jul 17 2013)
Light amber in color, leading with aromatic notes of tobacco and medicinal herb to the firm core of dried orange peel, lemon tart and spice. Rich and complex, yet fresh, with an iodine note emerging on the finish. Drink now through 2017.óN.W