Antinori is Italy's single best-known wine producer, and rightfully so, with over 800 years of history making fine wine. Today, the Antinori's own more than ten estates throughout Italy...
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I usually don't drink red wines, but I absolutely love Santa Cristina, and I find a way to pair it with most of our meals. It's a lovely Toscana with a bold fruitiness and an extremely smooth finish with a slight, almost raspberry tart; much more so than most of the Chiantis I've tasted. Combined with a decent price point, I'd describe it as a bit of transparent sophistication without a swagger. I adore this wine.
Ran across this wine in the Delaware Total Wine. It was recommended as a good alternative to a Chianti. Turned out to be one of our absolute favorites. The value can not be beaten. This is a perfect wine to just sit down and drink alone or paired with food.
better than chianti!
My husband and I buy this by the case every time we go to Total Wines, which is about once a month. this is our night time relaxing wine. Good value but better taste!
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A pleasant surprise
I bought this wine at our local TWAM store on the recommendation on a card. What a good wine for the price! My wife loves it and has it down for additional purchase in quanity.
It's a winner at twice the price
A bottle was in my wine rack, but I didn't have a clue where it came from, or when it arrived. We took it to a restaurant, opened it, and all agreed that it was a very nice wine. Later, I was shocked to learn the bargain price. Wow! What a find.
buy again bargain
light red, perfect complement to hearty spicy seafood and pasta
The merlot blend really tames this sang. Nice to sit around drinking and doesn't need food to bring it out (will try with food)
year-in, year-out values is the berry-bright, straightforward Santa Cristina Sangiovese from Tuscany.
Has a strong alcohol taste, but the 2nd glass goes down smoother.
dry but fruity, complex, best Toscana so far
A delightful bargain
Many people who are put off by the fuller-flavored fuller-bodied reds will enjoy a Sangiovese. They tend to be pleasant and non-intrusive.
The Antinori Santa Cristina is exemplary of that type of wine. And at its low price, it's quite a find. Your friends will never know you've served them a bargain.
Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry
Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap
and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern
style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines;
sweet wines and dessert wines.
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The trademark of wines from Tuscany, and especially those from the region of Chianti, was once the fiasco. This straw-colored flask may carry associations of lengthy rustic meals out on the portico of a villa in the Tuscan countryside, but this romantic reverie must be interrupted with a burst of reality...
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