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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.
Excellent with mediterranean food. Strawberry finish. Mad sediment at the bottom of the bottle.
Soft red wine, not too dry or too tannic. Good for a non-red wine drinker. I would buy and enjoy again.
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.
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.
A classic Toscana sangiovese with a twist....the winery has added a dash (10%) of merlot, which gives the wine a slightly heftier body.
External Reviews for Antinori Solaia Cabernet Franc-Cabernet Sauvignon-Sangiov Toscana
Ruby red in colour; on the nose, intense bouquet of mature fruits; on the palate well structured, harmonious, soft and very pleasing.
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.
Rich aromas of smoke, sage and ripe fruit follow to a full-bodied palate, with big, velvety, chewy tannins and a long, mouth puckering finish. This needs time. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. Best after 2005.
Antinori Santa Cristina Toscana IGT 2006: empf. Trinktemperatur 12-16°C, Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), lagerfähig 3 - 5 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: ToskanaWeingut: AntinoriRebsorte: 10% Merlot 90% SangioveseRestzucker: Restsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 12,5 % Rotwein
Wine Tasting NotesRuby red color with purple hues. Red berry fruit on the nose with floral hints of violets and a spicy note from the oak barrels. Harmonious, tangy, slightly tannic and velvety on the palate, with floral hints and fresh red berry fruit on the finish.
Dark in color, with intense aromas of blackberries and fresh herbs, such as basil, with a hint of eucalyptus. Full-bodied, with extremely well-polished tannins and a long, long finish. A tight and racy young wine that needs time to come into its own. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. Best after 2005.
Food Pairings for Antinori Solaia Cabernet Franc-Cabernet Sauvignon-Sangiov Toscana
<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 “Super-Tuscan”. It’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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