Terrabianca Ceppate 1999

Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy

$65.00 $26.99
Save $38.01
Item No. 92963
  • red wine
  • RP91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2001
  • WS90
  • 1997
  • WS91

Winemaker's Notes

"The most expensive offering in this portfolio is the 1999 Ceppate, a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Chianti Classico region, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon along with 25% Merlot from the coastal Maremma region. It was aged for 12 months in French and American oak. An opaque ruby/purple color accompanies intense, sweet aromas of graphite, damp earth, and minty black currants, medium to full body, a sweet palate, and a dense, concentrated, tannic finish. It will benefit from 1-2 years of cellaring, and should last for 10-15."
-Wine Advocate

"Super wine. Subtle aromas of licorice, blackberries, cherries and minerals. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long, long finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best after 2004."
-Wine Spectator

Learn About Terrabianca Map ItMap It

The first document to mention Terrabianca is dated 1085: two centuries before Dante. Located just over 35 miles from Florence towards Siena, in the heart of Chianti Classico, its gently rolling country is much the same as it was in the Middle Ages. The Guldeners have 'only' been here since 1987; although in this relatively short period of time, they have propelled the estate to the...

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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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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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