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2009 Antinori Solaia Toscana Rosso
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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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2009 Antinori Solaia Toscana Rosso

Producer: Antinori
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: Italy
Region: Tuscany

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93(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - August 2012

(mostly cabernet sauvignon with a little franc):  Deep ruby-red.  Pungent, brooding aromas of cassis, blackberry jelly, licorice, clove, bay leaf and violet; very aromatic and very cabernet sauvignon.  Dense, highly concentrated and seamless, with good verve thanks to harmonious acidity that lifts the dark fruit and aromatic cedar flavors.  Finishes with superripe, fine, toothcoating tannins, a hint of alcoholic warmth and great persistence.  A very aromatic, tactile and smooth Solaia, in a slightly warmer style owing to the hot vintage but with a refinement lacking in the Tignanello of the same year; you can tell the grapes come from a select portion of vines within the Tignanello vineyard.  This ought to develop splendidly in bottle and has great potential.  

95 Points | Wine Spectator
96+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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