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3 Bott. Santa Cristina Delle Maestrelle IGT Antinori 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

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Santa Cristina:
Santa Cristina is a popular brand offshoot of Antinori wines, produced in the town of Cortona, in Tuscany, Italy. The wine has been produced in the area (the location of the estate changed in 2006) since 1946. The wines are produced using traditional grapes and styles of red, white and rosé as well as Super Tuscan blends using international grapes. The estate also produces fortified dessert wine, grappa and olive oil. 

Member Reviews for 3 Bott. Santa Cristina Delle Maestrelle IGT Antinori

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
4.00 5
11/25/2009

Aromas filled with varying dark berries, complex and concentrated flavors. This was my last Murray's Cheese pairing of the night and my favorite of the 5 that evening. The cheese was a Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, a hard cheddar with grassy and nutty notes. The cheese offered more complexity to the wine and brought out a little spice on the finish.


Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.00 5
11/13/2007

Excellent with mediterranean food. Strawberry finish. Mad sediment at the bottom of the bottle.


Snooth User: dkmrd5
92494704
3.00 5
12/10/2008

Soft red wine, not too dry or too tannic. Good for a non-red wine drinker. I would buy and enjoy again.


Snooth User: nventure
283212624
3.00 5
05/04/2012

3.25


Snooth User: winehound69
40885602
3.50 5
02/13/2011

Very nice wine with plenty of berry on the nose. with a smooth finish. Tastes of berry and vanilla as it goes down. Nice medium bodied wine. Great for pasta or something like herb chicken or pork loin. Paired nicely with the stuffed pasta shells for dinner. If you can get it for under 15.00 its a nice buy.


Snooth User: Onin24eagle
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3.50 5
05/09/2012

Nice garnet color. Herbal notes and a little earthiness on the nose. Some tart cherry (just a hint) and raspberry overtones on the palate. Tannins have some grip but do not steal the show. I also pick up herbal notes on the finish, sage and rosemary. Not a long finish but hangs on just long enough for you to appreciate it. Overall well balanced. I've had some good Antinori wines and some great Antinori wines, but I've never tasted a bad Antinori wine. This one is good.


Snooth User: sfquixote
29964493
3.00 5
03/03/2009

A classic Toscana sangiovese with a twist....the winery has added a dash (10%) of merlot, which gives the wine a slightly heftier body.


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External Reviews for 3 Bott. Santa Cristina Delle Maestrelle IGT Antinori

External Review
08/06/2008

This Sangiovese/Merlot blend is a supple, plush wine.


External Review
01/15/2009

Ruby red in colour; on the nose, intense bouquet of mature fruits; on the palate well structured, harmonious, soft and very pleasing.


External Review
05/18/2011

Always a voluptuous and rounded red. Gorgeous blackberry, black currant and lead pencil aromas. Full-bodied, with well integrated, soft tannins. Long, fruity aftertaste. Best after 2000.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese (with a small touch of Cabernet Franc), Solaia’s winning card is texture. The wine is soft, velvety and penetrating in the mouth with succulent flavors of blackberry, creamy cassis berry, chocolate and tobacco. Thick extraction and quality fruit craft a memorable wine that will last many long and happy years in your cellar.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This solid Solaia has a god dark ruby color, with berry, tobacco and a hint of mint to its character. Itrsquo;s medium-bodied, boasts a solid core of fruit and polished tannins. Long finish. Meeds bottle age; best after 2000.


External Review
02/24/2010

Antinori Santa Cristina Merlot 2006: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 12-16°CJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: ToskanaWeingut: AntinoriRebsorte: Restzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 0.13 Rotwein


External Review
02/28/2009

Clear and bright ruby red color with purple hues combined with intense fresh fruit aromas with pleasant floral hints. Well structured, soft and harmonious with sweet tannin and lingering fruit in the finish. Aged in American oak barrels. Ideal with first courses served with meat or vegetable sauces, roast beef, white meat and medium-mature cheese.


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<p>Made by one of the biggest wine companies in Italy that had its origins in 1385, this wine stands up to its name as &ldquo;Super-Tuscan&rdquo;. It&rsquo;s an intense ruby red with aromas of red berries and oak. A very well-balanced flavor with cassis, cherry, and a hint of chocolate, which combine for a silky, rich finish.</p>


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