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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Castello dei Rampolla d'Alceo 2008
Castello dei Rampolla d'Alceo 2008
(search item no. 123109)
collectible wine

James Suckling rating: 100 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $179.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep purple color. On the nose, espresso, sweet melted licorice, black currant jam, tobacco and toasty oak. Full-bodied, with refined tannins.
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About Castello dei Rampolla:

The Rampolla winery, with its cellars dating back to the 13th century and its ancient Castle overlooking the Conca d’Oro’s valley, has been owned by the di Napoli for nearly three centuries. The 42 hectares of vineyard located on calcareous soils at about 360 meters above the sea level in the Chianti Classico locality of Panzano grow Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.