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Date Printed: 12/29/2014
Argiano Solengo 2000
Argiano Solengo 2000
(search item no. 55389)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 12/29/2014: $75.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2008 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Opaque ruby purple color, black currant and blackberry bouquet infused with toasty oak; medium to full bodied, chewy and rich with sweet tannins.
My Notes:

About Tenuta di Argiano:

After this estate was acquired by Countess Noemi Marone Cinzano, the philosophy changed whereby quality and personality became the dominant priorities. In order to achieve these goals, Sebastiano Rosa was appointed as General Manager of the Estate. Having spent six years at the University of California at Davis, a two year tenure at Chateau Lafite Rothschild and three years at Sassacaia, he brings a strong mix of experience. In addition, Dr. Giacomo Tachis, probably the most well known winemaker in Italy today, became the oenologist. His legacy includes Sassacaia, Tignanello and Solaia, to name a few. Argiano's vineyards are located in the Montalicino area where a perfect microclimate assures a super ecological system. Varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese are planted. These grapes have not traditionally been part of the Montalcino area.