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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Castellare Coniale Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Castellare Coniale Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
(search item no. 120854)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $49.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense aromas of blackberries, cassis, cedar and a hint of leather are followed by a full-bodied, rich palate with very refined tannins. Coniale is an excellent expression of Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany.

Ideal with roasted meats and aged cheeses.

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About Castellare:

The vineyards of this 46 acre estate are found in a natural amphitheater in the heart of Tuscany's Chianti Classico region. The story of Castellare is the story of Paolo Panerai, who entered the world of winemaking at age 37 after a career in Italian journalism. Panerai feels it is important to understand and respect the experience of the world's best wineries and to apply this understanding to viticulture in Italy. He has great respect for technology from other winemaking regions and chooses to utilize this technology to move forward while rediscovering and reshaping some of the great traditions of Tuscany.

The birds on Castellare's labels symbolize Panerai's commitment to environmentally sound cultivation. Herbicides are not used, nor are any systemic pesticides. Chemical treatment of any kind is shunned. Hunting is also prohibited on the property. As a result of these practices, the property has become a virtual refuge for wildlife, including many of the birds pictured on the labels.