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Antinori Santa Cristina Rosso Case Of 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 55% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Syrah, the 2010 Villa Antinori is is ruby red in color with intense aromas of cherries, mint, and, particularly, chocolate. On the palate the wine is ample in body, supple and with velvety and soft tannins, with a long and savory 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 Rosso Case Of

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Snooth User: calywa
9256772,170
3.00 5
11/10/2012

Decent, earthy wine. nice.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
09/08/2012

Salt and pepper on red berry fruit along with turned soil on the nose. Dry on the palate. Nicely layered with black pepper, earth with dark red and black berry fruit. Smoke, maduro cigar wrapper. This will evolve nicely with more time. 88 pts. 9/1/12 at winery


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.50 5
09/08/2012

Nose like prosciutto-wrapped cantaloupe and yellow flowers. Nice peachy flavors with citrus and lemon oil. Kiwi. Nice weight and layers of flavors. 88 pts. 9/1/12 at winery


Snooth User: RandyFisher
1073394655
3.50 5
12/21/2013

Bright red fruit and a smooth finish. No oak in sight. Good food wine.


Snooth User: persephonee
30966568
3.00 5
04/08/2012

Fruity Floral nose. Berry Tobacco and Violet. Medium Tannins, Lingering finish. Needs to sit several years.


Snooth User: FrontLine
54282921
2.50 5
12/01/2011

Only drinkable after hyper decanting it.


Snooth User: Advcards
19249510
3.50 5
04/10/2013

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Antinori Santa Cristina Rosso Case Of

External Review
10/16/2008

Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas 2003


External Review
03/22/2012

A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2010 Tablas Creek Cote de Tablas 750ml


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

The 2010 Cotes de Tablas is a bit more accessible than some of the single-variety wines because of its medium-bodied structure. Dark red cherries, flowers and tobacco float through to the medium-bodied, refined finish, where a dash of Counoise adds lift. The 2010 is 46% Grenache, 39% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Counoise. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.


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

Deep ruby. Complex scents of black raspberry, pipe tobacco, potpourri and spicecake. Smooth, open-knit cherry and dark berry flavors are complemented by smoky herb and lavender qualities, with a spicy nuance building on the back half. Closes on a sweet note, with excellent clarity and spicy persistence.


External Review
05/21/2011

The grapes for this rosé come from vines that were originally imported from the famed Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard, Château de Beaucastel and are now certified organic. This is a blend of Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Counoise and is made in limited quantities. A nose of watermelon, mineral and plum explodes from the glass followed with bright cherry, finishing with lime and tangarine on the palate. Pair it with Mediterranean cuisine, Spanish tapas, preparations with garlic and olive oil... or just enjoy it outside on a sunny day.


External Review
11/28/2012

Santa Cristina is probably Antinori's absolute best value Tuscan red. Grown on their hillside estate vineyard in Cortona, near Montalcino, this blend of 60% Sangiovese 40% Cabernet, Merlot and Syrah with a hint of oak aging is a prime example of their ability to combine long standing traditions with dynamic innovation. The wine shows bold aromas, with hints cherry, roasted nuts and tobacco. On the palate it is well-rounded, harmonious, and rich with a lingering finish. All of this for under $11 and the Antinori name on the label. Pretty hard to top.


External Review
07/30/2011

Straw-yellow in color. The bouquet opens with luscious fruity-floral aromas reminiscent of lemon zest and white flowers. Soft and well-balanced on the palate, with lingering flavors of fresh citrus on the finish.


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A blend of 55% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Syrah, the 2010 Villa Antinori is is ruby red in color with intense aromas of cherries, mint, and, particularly, chocolate. On the palate the wine is ample in body, supple and with velvety and soft tannins, with a long and savory finish.

Dietary Information: Organic


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