• WE: 88

    Wine Enthusiast Score

    88

    Close

Santa Cristina Bianco Umbria Antinori 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

The "classic" Santa Cristina, first produced in 1946, now finds its true home, sixty years later, in the Santa Cristina cellars in the township of Cortona in the heart of Tuscany. With the 2009 vintage the line has been completed by the addition of a Santa Cristina Bianco and a Santa Cristina Rosato. The care and commitment shown first in the vineyards and then in the cellars have made Santa Cristina a reference point name for experts, and for a host of others as well.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.42 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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 Santa Cristina Bianco Umbria Antinori

Add your review
Snooth User: calywa
9256772,137
3.00 5
11/10/2012

Decent, earthy wine. nice.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
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: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
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: RandyFisher
1073394578
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.


External Reviews for Santa Cristina Bianco Umbria Antinori

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/04/2011

Bright and fruity with a floral character of gardenias and dried mangos. Full yet balanced and crisp. Loads of flavor. 54% Viognier, 30% Grenache Blanc, 8% Marsanne, and 8% Roussane. Screwcap. Drink now. James Suckling. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2010 Tablas Creek Cote de Tablas Blanc 750ml


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
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
11/01/2011

Farbe: dunkles Rubin. Beerig im Duft, leichte Dörrfruchtaromatik und Noten von Unterholz. Frisch-fruchtig und süffig am Gaumen-unkompliziert und sauber vinifiziert.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

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


External Review
08/19/2011

Strohgelb mit grünlichen Reflexen. Intensiver Duft mit blumiger, fruchtiger Note. Trocken, aber doch mit einer gewissen Frische. Körper mit einer guten Struktur, ausgeglichen mit einer beträchtlichen Milde. Die Aussagekraft und Qualität verleiht diesem Wein eine Einzigartigkeit.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/22/2012

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


1 2 3


All Prices

Shipping to:

The "classic" Santa Cristina, first produced in 1946, now finds its true home, sixty years later, in the Santa Cristina cellars in the township of Cortona in the heart of Tuscany. With the 2009 vintage the line has been completed by the addition of a Santa Cristina Bianco and a Santa Cristina Rosato. The care and commitment shown first in the vineyards and then in the cellars have made Santa Cristina a reference point name for experts, and for a host of others as well.

Dietary Information: Organic


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »







Snooth Media Network