Wine Advocate-Parker : There is more Merlot in the 2011 Caiarossa than in past vintages of this blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Syrah and Alicante. This was a hot vintage, and there is a high level of concentration in the 2011, along with a soft, velvety texture. This wine appears to have moved further down its evolutionary track, with aged aromas of spice and cured meat. If you have a bottle, don't wait any longer to drink it. It is on the decline.