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Tenuta degli Dei Cavalli 2006

Tenuta degli Dei Cavalli 2006

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $60.00 $39.99
Save $20.01 (33%)
Item No. 108307
  • WE91
  • WS90
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.

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Winemaker's Notes

This Super Tuscan is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Alicante Bouschet.

Cavalli expresses the bond with Tuscan wine tradition by combining the family's gift for creativity and passion for wine. Each vintage of Cavalli Tenuta degli Dei "wears" its own distinctive print from the family's renowned fashion house on its label as a way of distinguishing between vintages.

Tenuta degli Dei has been owned by Tommaso and Roberto Cavalli for well over thirty years. Their winemakers, Gioia Cresti and Carlo Ferrini – Wine Enthusiast's 2007 winemaker of the year – have worked together since 1998. The estate is located in the village of San Leolino, near Panzano in Chianti, one of the loveliest regions in the Tuscan countryside.

Critical Acclaim

"This super Tuscan is designed by fashion icon Roberto Cavalli who owns the Tenuta degli Dei estate in Tuscany. The blend sees Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc resulting in a dense, rich and opulent red wine that is redolent of mature fruit and spice."
91 Points

"Shows berry, rosemary and prune aromas, turning to raspberry. Full-bodied, with an intense fruity character, soft tannins and a clean finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Alicante. Best after 2010. 1,990 cases made."
90 Points

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MusicHist1 - Greensboro, NC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/23/2011)
Style: Big & Bold
A voluptuous wine. It has a smoky, tobacco element and is very full-bodied and warm. We drank it on Father's Day. It is a very sexy super Tuscan.
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The bond between Tommaso Cavalli and his land has its origins in a true passion which has taken shape in the form of the state owned by the family since the early seventies, Tenuta degli Dei, to which Tommaso and his father Roberto have devoted thirty years of intensive work. The estate is located in the village of San Leolino, near Panzano in Chianti. The vineyards have been...

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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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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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