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Date Printed: 4/18/2015
Argiano Solengo 2006
Argiano Solengo 2006
(search item no. 107216)
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2015: $65.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
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
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
2000 The Wine Advocate 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:

Solengo is a modern, well balanced and full-bodied wine. It has a deep black, purple colour with a bouquet of ripe fruits, such as black currant and blackberry, infused with toasty oak. It is soft on the palate with great concentration of lush fruit nicely in balance with its fine, smooth tannins. The palate finds impressive structure and complexity tempered by exemplary tannic extracts. This high profile blend has evident Mediterranean characteristics with a sunny character. Its grace and gentleness enable an early drinking, nevertheless after a few years of bottle ageing, the wine will develop more complexity and depth.
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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.