Intensely fruity and complex with a good structure, well-balanced, with soft tannins and a lingering finish. Displays unmistakable varietal flavor while retaining strong regional character.
Solaia, which means the 'sunny one' in Italian, is a 10 hectares (25 acres) southwest-facing vineyard planted 351-396 metres (1,150-1,300 feet) above sea-level on stony calcareous soil of marl and friable albarese rock. It is located at Santa Cristina, contiguous to the Tignanello vineyard, which is on the same property, in the Mercatale Val di Pesa zone of Chianti Classico. Antinori first produced a single-vineyard wine from these vines with the 1978 vintage (which was a limited release only in Italy); the initial blend was 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc, which was repeated in 1979. During following vintages, 20% Sangiovese was introduced and small adjustments were made (according to vintage) to the proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc used, to arrive at today's blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 20% Sangiovese.
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A Customer - Long Island
Worth the wait. Really a must try wine. It will make a special occasion a classic.
A Customer - FOLSOM CALIFORNIA
I GAVE THIS WINE TO A FRIEND FOR A CHRISTMAS GIFT. HE SAID IT WAS THE MOST AMAZING WINE HE HAD EVER TASTED. HE IS MY DOCTOR AND I HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR MANY YEARS. IT REALLY MADE ME HAPPY HE SHARED IT WITH HIS GOOD FRIENDS.
A Customer - New York City
This is an incredible wine. Smooth, supple, and---best of all---built to last. Expensive but worth every penny. Splurge on a bottle and enjoy!
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