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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Castellare I Sodi S. Niccolo 2007
Castellare I Sodi S. Niccolo 2007
(search item no. 113448)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Full-bodied, with firm yet fine-grained tannins, I Sodi di San Niccolò is an austere, rich and elegant wine that offers supple notes of wild berries, blackberry, currants and cedar, which are elegantly complemented by hints of vanilla and leather.

Pair with tomato sauce and meaty pastas, fine cuts of steak or roast rack of lamb.

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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.