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Antinori Santa Cristina Halves 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 Côtes de Tablas Blanc is a blend in the style of French Cotes du Rhone whites, and features intense aromas of stone fruits and minerals, flavors of apricot and Provençal herbs, rich texture, moderate acidity and a long peachy finish.

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

Member Reviews for Antinori Santa Cristina Halves

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Snooth User: CageyT
2840241,549
3.50 5
04/04/2011

Intense ripe fruit with floral notes. Hints of tobacco and violet or lilac. Well-structured and a nice finish. Sangiovese 85 %, Merlot 10%, Cab Sav 5%


Snooth User: gbbrix
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3.50 5
05/20/2013

Had first in Italy -portofino Solid


Snooth User: kris12
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3.50 5
06/03/2009

nice tuscan blend. smooth, light wood. great with veal shank


Snooth User: donaldstuart
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0.00 5
04/28/2011

One of the best values in Chianti. Compares to Antinori's higher priced Chiantis.


Snooth User: LDouglas
4181854
1.50 5
03/02/2013

Not bad but the brett is a turn off. With so many great Italian wines available I'd give it a pass.


External Reviews for Antinori Santa Cristina Halves

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
05/19/2011

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


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

The 2009 Villa Antinori is a pretty, mid-weight wine laced with dark red berries, flowers and sweet spices. Nothing in particular stands out, just the wine’s lovely depth, balance and overall sense of harmony. This is a fabulous wine for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2016.


External Review
06/24/2014

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2009 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT - Italy - Region: Toscane - Apellation: Toscane - Sangioves blend - 750 ml.


External Review
09/11/2012

A Solaia with lots of currants, berries and milk chocolate yet reserved and focused. Full body, with refined tannins and an alluring finish. Needs at least two or three years to come together. Cant decide if I like this better than the superb 2008. ... James Suckling. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2009 Antinori Solaia IGT 750ml


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

A pretty red, boasting floral, cherry, black currant, chocolate and spice aromas and flavors. The firm structure is assertive now, both acidity and tannins, but the sweet fruit and spice flavors persist and grace the long finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2015 through 2030.


External Review
11/14/2013

Black currant bilberry violet and spice flavors align in this luscious red which is well-balanced and integrated with a lingering aftertaste of sweet fruit and spices. Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot and Syrah. Drink now through 2018. BS "Smart Buys" designation Wine Spectator.


External Review
07/06/2011

The wine opens with a ruby red color with violet tinges. It has a full and intense fragrance with hints of red fruit which bring to mind cherries and raspberries. On the palate the wine is smooth and well-balanced.


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The 2009 Côtes de Tablas Blanc is a blend in the style of French Cotes du Rhone whites, and features intense aromas of stone fruits and minerals, flavors of apricot and Provençal herbs, rich texture, moderate acidity and a long peachy finish.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic, Certified Sustainable

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 2.60 g/l grams per liter

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