Around the World with Eight Vinous Icons

What makes an icon? “Icon” is often defined as a person or thing admired for having great influence or significance. Well, we’d say the estates attending Vinous Icons meet those criteria! Dinners, more dinners, seminars, another seminar, walk-around tastings, galas, oh my! Take a journey around the world with a selection of estates attending Vinous Icons. Below are eight estates and who will represent them at the events. We’ve gathered a handful of notes for these wineries from the Delectable community. Grab your tickets and get your questions for these Icons ready! -- AUSTRALIA CIRILLO ESTATE Region – Barossa Valley Representative at Vinous Icons – Marco Cirillo (Owner/Winemaker) - CHILE SEÑA & VIÑEDO CHADWICK Region – Maipo Valley Representative at Vinous Icons – Emily Faulconer (Chief Winemaker) - CHINA AO YUN Region – Yunnan Province Representatives at Vinous Icons – Louis Perromat (Marketing and Sales Manager), Corentin Chon (Wine Sales Ambassador, Southern California) - FRANCE BRANE-CANTENAC Region – Bordeaux Representatives at Vinous Icons – Henri Lurton (Owner), Marie-Hélène Faurie (Deputy Director) - ITALY VIETTI Region – Northern Italy Representative at Vinous Icons – Eugenio Palumbo (Winemaker) ELENA FUCCI Region – Southern Italy Representative at Vinous Icons – Elena Fucci (Owner) - USA OCCIDENTAL Region – Sonoma Representative at Vinous Icons – Catherine Kistler (Proprietor/Assistant Winemaker) CAYUSE VINEYARDS Region – Washington Representative at vinous Icons – Christophe Baron (Winemaker) -- PURCHASE YOUR VINOUS ICONS TICKETS HERE

Château Brane-Cantenac

Grand Cru Classé en 1855 Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

David T

Love Margaux wines with rack of lamb. It is a classic pair as long as you are not doing a Mediterranean mint prep. This is salt, pepper, Napa Valley rub and red wine.

As it airs and intermixes w/ the meal, it rises from 93 to 94.

The wine is approaching its peak. Still has another 10 yrs of appropriate drinking.

The fruits are ripe, juicy; blackberries, black raspberries, plum, dark cherries, strawberries, raspberries with hues of purple & blue fruits. There is excellent integration & evolution. Led pencil shavings, fresh & dry herbs, moist grey volcanic minerals/clay, fresh & dry tobacco, sandalwood, used leather, soft, dark spice with heat on the long set, limestone, dry crushed rocks into powder, touch of black pepper, saline, fresh dark, red flowers with violets, excellent, cool rainfall acidity, well woven, balanced, softly tensioned & structured with a pure elegant finish that lasts a full two-minutes.
— a month ago

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Tom Casagrande

Tom Casagrande Influencer Badge

Agree! Classic pairing! (Although I’m not as geo-precise as you—I’ll take any nice Cab-majority left banker!)

Cayuse Vineyards

Cailloux Vineyard Syrah 2020

Christophe Baron first Walla Walla Valley vineyard, this 10-acre plot produces their flagship Cailloux Vineyard Syrah. Ruby with aromas of red fruits, herbs and floral notes. On the palate flavors of black cherry, raspberry and currants, with notes of tobacco, herbs, floral and toasty notes. Long finish, fine soft tannins ending with fruit, herbs and sweet notes. Very nice! — a year ago

Paul, Juan and 11 others liked this

Elena Fucci

Titolo Aglianico del Vulture 2016

Medium garnet; medium intensity aromas of red plum, black plum skin, pomegranate, blackberry, rose petals, licorice, black pepper, dried herbs, volcanic minerality; dry, high acid, medium plus refined tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, incredibly concentrated and complex, outstanding — 3 years ago

Severn, Ira and 3 others liked this

Occidental Wines

Freestone-Occidental Pinot Noir 2020

Another great pick by my man@Daniel P. Drake thank you and happy Healthy 2024... read his review, he nails it... — 2 months ago

Tom, Peter and 6 others liked this
Daniel P. Drake

Daniel P. Drake Influencer Badge

@Jody Scharf Thank you and a Happy New Year to you. Glad you liked the Occidental Pinot.

Viña Errazuriz

Viñedo Chadwick Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

On the nose this is black current, blackberry, really black I think... Perfectly cured tobacco... On the palate, this is special... That black fruit is accompanied with precise cherry, cedar, some pepper? It's the tannin that ties this all together though. The softness is unreal. While I tasted this just with some bread, I kept getting the feeling that beef broth or gravy would pop brightly when paired with this wine. The length here was very long and kept bright for several minutes after the last sip. Elegant and outstanding. — 10 months ago

Eric, Byron and 3 others liked this


The Vincent Single Vineyard Grenache

Stephen Howell

A terrific balance of ever so slightly candied fruit and savoury wood spice. Another major win is the fine grained palate coating texture no doubt due to it being unfined and unfiltered. Seriously what a bargain — 2 years ago


Ao Yun Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2017

Herbaceous, peppery, smoky, savoury, and very high acidity when first opened. Everything started to blend in together and balance out after 5 hours, started to have some vanilla taste. Full body. Powerful stuffs but needs time. — 4 months ago


Aconcagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

Delicious! The tanins still present promising some years to go…. — 6 months ago

Shay, David and 5 others liked this


Perbacco Langhe Nebbiolo 2019

Cathy Corison

Licorice, cherries. Spice. Cloves. Dried cherries — a year ago