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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2008
Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2008
(search item no. 108095)
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Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $19.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense ruby red color with whiffs of cherry and fresh berries in the nose. The dry wine, with elegant, balanced tannins and minerals, is characterized by a good acidity and a long, persistent finish.

Suggested Pairings: First courses such as pasta. Meat dishes and moderately aged cheeses.

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About Badia a Coltibuono:

Badia a Coltibuono, or "The Abbey of good harvest," lies in the heart of the Chianti Classico area, between Florence and Siena. The Abbey is approximately two thousand years old, but history records date the property back to the Etruscan civilizations of the 3rd century BC. Today, the estate is composed of vineyards, chestnut, walnut and olive trees, all of them lying on one of the best sites in the Chianti area, where the soil is very rich and the climate is mild and sunny all year round. Badia a Coltibuono is very proud to produce some of Tuscany's finest and most noble wines.