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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni 2008
Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni 2008
(search item no. 105101)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby red with dark, purplish highlights precedes a nose exceptional for its depth and breadth, offering a strikingly rich and diverse mosaic of aromas. A complex of black cherry, blackberry, and blackcurrant finds a beautiful foil in spicier notes of roasted coffee beans, bitter chocolate, tobacco leaf, and essence of vanilla. All of the elements blend beautifully together to create an impressive, already-evolved bouquet.
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About Frescobaldi:

The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of Italy's oldest wineries, with a history dating to the 1300s. The family has included medieval knights, bankers, lawyers and patrons of the arts. The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates—and roughly 2,500 acres—in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the late 19th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimpse the history of Florence, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Wine Spectator has ranked many of their offerings in the 90s and their wines are consistently listed in the magazine's Top 100 Wines of the Year, encouraging wine enthusiasts from around the globe to become familiar with some of Italy's finest wines.