Pulling into the driveway at Alloro Estate, it feels as though you’ve taken a left turn through a portal and entered Italy in the snap of a moment. Tuscan architecture, towering cypress, and a quaint Mediterranean garden surrounded by cobblestone greet you.
For all its Tuscan splendor though, the wines at Alloro are truly Burgundian. And I have always appreciated how much quality they pack into their relatively modest prices.
The 2010 Estate is a wine that has stood the test of time. With its laser-sharp, focused acidity providing the backbone, it has navigated the years gracefully and is providing a truly special, thought-provoking drinking experience. This is what aged Pinot is all about, my friends. Layered, fascinating, yet still completely crowd-pleasing.