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Solaia Rosso Antinori Toscana-Supertuscans 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes The unique blends of grapes in this wine results in silkiness and fruit purity. A brilliant, yellow-green wine with a floral, apple complexity on the nose, intensely fruity and elegant, and a harmonious, soft mouthfeel.

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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

Member Reviews for Solaia Rosso Antinori Toscana-Supertuscans

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3.50 5
09/16/2009

Strawberry and cherry aromas. Flavors carry more strawberries, some cranberry. Good.


Snooth User: bobcatpunk
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3.50 5
02/17/2013

red berries, some spice and smoke, nice body


Snooth User: toothpicks
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3.00 5
02/27/2013

Would buy at a price


Snooth User: solargecko
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0.00 5
11/15/2010

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Snooth User: Chelsey E
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3.50 5
06/06/2011

Nice berry aroma with some other subtle notes of spice and even something vegetal. Medium body, smooth texture and flavor of tart cherries all the way to the finish. Very nice for $12.


Snooth User: zygmuntsmw
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2.50 5
05/02/2011

A perfectly average Tuscan wine. A good table wine. I couldn't find any fault with it and enjoyed it but it did not exhibit significantly more character than a straw basket chianti. It's a good buy for the price.


Snooth User: totoro2
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4.00 5
07/19/2009

2008 Tablas Creek Rosé (58% Mourvèdre, 32% Grenache, 10% Counoise). Reddish pink color darker than most Rosés; Well balanced, Plum, watermelon, strawberry on nose and palate; fresh, crisp lingering flavors on the finish. Really enjoying this wine, especially on hot day like today. July 19, 2009


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External Reviews for Solaia Rosso Antinori Toscana-Supertuscans

External Review
01/03/2012

A soft red, boasting black cherry, blackberry and spice notes. Tails off a little on the finish. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
01/03/2010

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


External Review
02/06/2013

The wine has an intense ruby red color. It offers full and complex aromas which recall ripe fruit, plum jam, mint, chocolate, and tobacco. In the mouth, the wine presents itself with good body; it is round, with soft, velvety tannins.90 WA


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01/03/2012

There are plenty of raspberry aromas and flavors in this medium-bodied Italian red, along with a soft texture and a light, fruity finish. Focused and clean, it gives you the chance to dig into the wonderful quality of the lsquo;97 vintage right away, and for an affordable price. Drink now.


External Review
01/03/2012

A berry scented Sangiovese with hints of leather (itrsquo;s a good thing) and spice from under the Tuscan sun.


External Review
05/22/2011

An easy-drinking red, with cherry, citrus and fresh herb character. Medium body. Clean, tight finish. This never lets you down for the buck. Drink now.


External Review
05/22/2011

A clean and fruity red, with ripe blackberry and citrus character. Lots of fresh fruit on the palate. A good Santa Cristina this year.


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Wine Tasting Notes The unique blends of grapes in this wine results in silkiness and fruit purity. A brilliant, yellow-green wine with a floral, apple complexity on the nose, intensely fruity and elegant, and a harmonious, soft mouthfeel.

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