Antinori Solaia 2004

Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $249.00
Item No. 92256
  • WS96
  • V96
  • WE96
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Franc

Extremely intense ruby red color, and good complex fruit aromas without excessive hints of oak. With aeration after opening, the wine gradually releases delicate hints of mint and licorice.

At the moment of release on the market, Solaia 2004 has a youthful palate with clear fruit and tannins. The well-sustained acidity makes the wine lingering and tangy on the palate. Bottle-aging will confer the wine with softness and texture appropriate to its considerable polyphenolic substance.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2004 Solaia is breathtaking, as it so often is. Soaring aromatics lead to a sweet, layered expression of dark fruit. The wine possesses super clarity and precision with a gorgeous inner tension that carries all the way through to the long finish. The tannins remain incredibly finessed and silky. This is a more restrained, elegant style than the full-throttle 2001. 2004 is the first vintage in which the component wines were aged separately, rather than together, as had been the custom in previous vintages."
96 Points

Learn About Antinori Map ItMap It

The Antinori family of Florence, one of the world's oldest and most distinguished wine producers, has lived in Tuscany since the 14th century and celebrated its 625th anniversary as wine makers in 2010. The current company president, Marchese Piero Antinori, believes in the tradition that the primary role of wine is to accompany food and enhance the dining experience. In Florence, the Antinori family has led a "Renaissance" in Italian wine making by combining long traditions, a love of authenticity and a dynamic innovative spirit.

Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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