Tormaresca Antinori Pietra Bianca Chardonnay Castel del Monte Apulia 2005
Bordeaux-like in its structure and flavor profile. Tightly wound, firm and compact, with dried currant, sage, mineral and hints of cedar and leather, fanning out on the finish, where the flavors are juicy. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2012 through 2019. 2,000 cases made
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Ripe, good cab nose. a bit green, round with good fruit, round tannins. good for price, good 2nd day - vertical schist, 500 ft, small mt., planted '00
A little spritzy. Very fresh.. Too lite? 13 LP
Plain but cheap. Its ok, just too plain for me.
Very nice! - Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010
Hint of blackberries and a very nice balance. Slighty sweet finish.
Crisp light flavor, great with a light sefood meal or as an appertif.
Wow! is all I can say. One of THE best Cabs i have ever had. I am a new world lover and this wine is 100% new world. Great fruit, great structure and great finish.
External Reviews for Tormaresca Antinori Pietra Bianca Chardonnay Castel del Monte Apulia
There is a remarkable balance and refinement in this wine you don't typically find in other Central Coast Cabernet. Lovely fruit notes of boysenberry and maraschino cherry, fold into flavors of spice-box, cedar and mineral. Deep, velvety and long in the finish. Terrific stuff.
97 points - Wine & Spirits Magazine"...It tastes like an authentic California wine, with the flavor of mountain-grown fruit-tiny berries, very dark in color and not a lot of them. The tannins have the intensity of wild blueberries, a soft power that's friendly rather than austere. Its fresh, bright floral aspects combine seamlessly with the structure, pointing up the wine's youthful beauty. The moderate alcohol (13.4 percent) is just one more factor that predicts a long life ahead for this wine." (12/08)95 points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby. Explosively perfumed nose offers a profound bouquet of ripe cherry, blackcurrant, yellow rose, Asian spices and vanilla bean; you could use this for incense. Deep and sweet but remarkably precise, offering powerful dark berry and kirsch flavors supported by substantial, velvety tannins. The fruit plows through the finish with superb energy, depth and clarity, fully absorbing the tannins. A big but wonderfully balanced example of Monte Bello, and sure to reward extended cellaring." (Nov/Dec 07)93 points and 2 Stars - Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine"This bottling begins with deep and yet very mannerly aromas of cassis, pencil lead and violets and builds with complex, claret-like flavors that combine poise and richness. So finely fit as to be almost seamless, it has the balance and layering to invite a decade and more of cellaring." (December 2008)
97 points - Wine & Spirits Magazine...It tastes like an authentic California wine, with the flavor of mountain-grown fruit-tiny berries, very dark in color and not a lot of them. The tannins have th
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