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Antinori Antica Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2009

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The American dream of Antinori! The Antica Napa Valley wines represent the Antinori family’s Italian winemaking heritage, and their dream of making world-class Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa Valley. The domain name, located in the hills east of Napa Valley, is a contraction of the names Antinori and California. This shows how the project was dear to the Antinori family, which is the sole owner since 1993. The result of this excellent 2009 vintage, Cabernet Sauvignon with notes of cherry, chocolate and tobacco, expresses the splendor and elegance of the terroir of Napa, at reasonable prices.

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Marchesi Antinori:
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Today Marchese Pi... Read more
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years, since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Today Marchese Piero Antinori is director of the company, assisted by his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, who are personally involved in the business. The qualities of tradition, passion and instinct have made Antinori one of the leading Italian producers of fine quality wines. Every vintage, every terroir, every idea is a new beginning, a new quest to raise our quality margins. As Marchese Piero loves to repeat: “ancient roots play an important role in our philosophy, but they have never held back our spirit of innovation”. As well as the family's traditional heritage of estates in Tuscany and Umbria, investments have been made over time in other areas highly suited to quality wine production, in Italy and abroad, in a quest to promote new terroirs, rich in winegrowing potential. Antinori continually experiment with their vineyards and cellars, with selections of native and international clones, growing methods, vineyard altitudes, fermentation methods and temperatures, traditional and modern vinification techniques, types of wood, size and age of barrels, and various bottle-ageing periods. Piero Antinori says: “We have shown over the years that it is possible to produce internationally-acclaimed fine stylish, elegant wines in Tuscany and Umbria while maintaining their original character”. Looking to the future, Antinori explains: “There are many books in our library but they are never enough for us. Our mission is not yet complete: we are driven to express the vast potential of our vineyards and reconcile all that is new and undiscovered with Tuscany's traditional, cultural, agricultural, artistic and literary heritage. These things represent the identity of Antinori, and one of our greatest strengths is that we are in Tuscany – our essential ‘Tuscan-ness', if you will”. Read less

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09/30/2012

The American dream of Antinori! The Antica Napa Valley wines represent the Antinori family’s Italian winemaking heritage, and their dream of making world-class Cabernet Sauvignon in the Napa Valley. The domain name, located in the hills east of Napa Valley, is a contraction of the names Antinori and California. This shows how the project was dear to the Antinori family, which is the sole owner since 1993. The result of this excellent 2009 vintage, Cabernet Sauvignon with notes of cherry, chocolate and tobacco, expresses the splendor and elegance of the terroir of Napa, at reasonable prices.


External Reviews for Antinori Antica Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Source: NapaCabs.com
03/13/2012

The Antica Napa Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon offers delicious purity of fruit with enticing violet and fresh berry scents of blueberry, blackberry and red currant.




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