Wine Advocate-Parker : The 2011 Casalferro (100% Merlot) doesn't reach the heights of the delicious 2010 vintage. This edition is softer and less nuanced, due to the evidently ripe quality of the fruit. Dark cherry and blackberry tones are followed by subtle notes of strawberry and raspberry jam. The wine offers medium-body appeal with a tight note of sour cherry on the finish. The wine is very likable and upfront, but it lacks there balance of the vintage immediately before. It should hold for the next 3-5 years.