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Date Printed: 7/26/2014
Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Reserva 2000
Antinori Badia a Passignano Chianti Classico Reserva 2000
(search item no. 88943)

PRICE ON 7/26/2014: $28.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2007 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

100% Sangiovese

Traditional in its complexity, roundness, and elegance, yet modern in its intense fruitiness, accessibility and soft tannins. Deep dark cherry color, with concentrated cherry, chocolate and vanilla flavors.

Badia a Passignano Riserva is produced exclusively from the finest, most highly selected grapes grown on the estate of the same name situated in the Chianti Classico area. The abbey, which is located in an area that has been inhabited at least since the Etruscan period, is one of the finest fortified abbeys in the area. It has been renowned for its wine production for over 1,000 years. The Antinori family bought the 325 hectares' estate around the abbey (which is own by Vallombrosian monks)in 1987, including the use of the monastery cellars.

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About Antinori:

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.