Masi Costasera Amarone Classico 2008

Red Wine from Veneto, Italy

Price: $57.99
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Item No. 120125
  • WE91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Opaque ruby red with violet reflections on the edges. Very complex and powerful on the nose, where the supporting alcoholic strength shows through aromas of dried plums and a balsamic bouquet. Dry on the palate, with an intriguing softness and good acidity. Characteristic baked cherry flavours with clear hints of chocolate and cinnamon. Attractively long and satisfying with obvious, but extremely delicate, tannins.

Critical Acclaim

"This is a landmark Amarone that has often acted as the category's biggest ambassador abroad. It bursts open with aromas of dark berry, spice, leather and tobacco, and it is both generous and long-lasting on the palate."
91 Points

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Rating:
(4/8/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Rich and layered, with amazing texture and concentration. A gorgeous wine that will drink wonderfully for years to come.
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Rating:
(2/16/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Wine was a little closed. Lacking pronounced fruit. 85/100. Overall, a nice drink but not spectacular--not a lot to discuss or talk about. Not as interesting or notable as a 2007 Zenato we had a week or so ago.
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Learn About Masi Map ItMap It

Masi's production strategy aims to emphasize the personality of each single product, while maintaining a recognizable Venetian style. In 1958, Masi was in the forefront of the work to identify the historic cru vineyard sites for Amarone. In 1964, Campofiorin was the first in a new category of wines, reinventing the technique of double fermentation and continually updating it. Masi...

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Learn About Veneto

(vey-NEH-toe) Located in Northeast Italy, near the Austrian border, and one of the three regions making up the Tre-Venezie, Veneto is most famous for its city of love, Venice. In the wine world, Veneto is the top volume producer in the north of Italy. Production includes lovely spritzy Proseccos (also the grape name), as well as the easy-drinking white wine of Soave (made...

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Learn About Other Red Wine

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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