Umberto Cesari


30% Cabernet Sauvignon

70% Sangiovese


Emilia-Romagna, Italy



With only a few thousand cases produced annually, Liano is a high-quality wine named after Umberto Cesari’s Liano vineyard in Colli Bolognesi, 10 miles south of Bologna. Liano is cold fermented in stainless steel, aged in French oak, and cold-bottled under a nitrogen blanket. Boasting a persistent bouquet of ripe fruit, interlaced with vanilla and spices, this dry red has a complex, yet harmonious taste with a lingering finish. It pairs well with red meats and roasted game.



James Suckling - 90 pts

A ripe, bold and sweetly-spiced red showing aromas of molasses, bay leaves, chocolate cherries, blackcurrants and mocha. Full-bodied with firm yet creamy tannins.

J. Suckling, July 2023


James Suckling - 90 pts

Pine cones, vanilla, coffee and dark cherries on the nose. A rich, full-bodied blend of sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon with tight, fine-grained tannins and a long, spicy finish. Generous oak but has ripe, juicy fruit to balance.

J. Suckling, January 2023


James Suckling - 91 pts

Black-cherry pie and hints of sweet tobacco here. Full, silky and juicy with very fine tannins that show up towards the end. But the sweet fruit persists.

J. Suckling, June 2021


James Suckling - 90 pts

A delicious, fruity red with cherry and vanilla aromas and flavors. Some fresh herbs, too. Medium body. Light tannins. Tasty finish.

J. Suckling, July 2020


Wine Enthusiast - 90 pts

Liano is a beautiful blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon that will surprise you with its deep chocolate fudge and exotic spice with black cherry and blackberry. This bold and opulent expression offers a long, soft and velvety finish. An amazing step forward.

M. Larner, August 2013


International Wine & Spirits Competition - Gold Medal

Almost solid black and impenetrable. This leaps out of the glass with the most exquisite, rich and seductive bouquet which is the finest expression of two great classic varietals, masterfully handled at all stages. The concentration is amazing both on the nose and on palate, the fruit and oak perfectly integrated and harmonious, the texture is lavish and so is the flavour. There is nothing, simply nothing out of place.

2012 Wine Awards


Wine Enthusiast

From the little-known Rubicone appellation in Central Italy, this blend of Sangiovese (70%) and Cabernet Sauvignon shows great aspirations. The fruit tones are dark and jammy and there’s a toasted note on the back.

M. Larner, July 2013


Wine Enthusiast - 88 pts

Packaged in a big, heavy bottle, this Riserva Sangiovese shows elegant tones of wild berry, blue flowers, moist earth and spice. This is a very traditional take on Italy’s favorite indigenous variety with a soft, silky close.

M. Larner, March 2011


Sommelier Journal - Outstanding

Dark, rich, earthy aromas emerge on the nose. The palate shows dark-cherry fruit and a medium body with hints of bacon fat, followed by a long, lean finish marked by dusty tannins.

R. Morris, December 2010

Sommelier Journal - Outstanding

This wine offers a nose of ripe, slightly gamey fruit. A big palate featuring dark-cherry and wild-strawberry flavors is bracketed by firm tannins, ample minerality, and lean acidity.

R. Morris, December 2010

Wine Enthusiast - 89 pts

Milk chocolate, blueberry, black cherry and spice open the nose of this ruby-colored blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. In the mouth, it offers dense structure, soft fruit flavors and a touch of exotic spice on the close.

M. Larner, September 2009
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