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Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni 2006

Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglioni 2006

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 99149
  • WS90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Crisp minty essences emerge first, followed by a spicy mélange of clove, cinnamon, and vanilla, which concludes with a prominent vein of slaty mineral. Solid structure shows through in the mouth, with juicy tannins and a judicious acidity developing through the palate; it tapers off nicely in a perfect balance of elements.

Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot and Petit Verdot

Critical Acclaim

"Very pretty, with perfumed blackberry and mineral aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a berry, milk chocolate and cedar aftertaste. A bit lean now, but polished and pretty. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Merlot. Best after 2010. "
90 Points

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Sho Morimoto - Washington, DC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Medium bodied and smooth as silk with a gentle, lingering finish, this Toscana with a cranberry and raspberry flavor is easy to drink by itself or with light cheeses, summer salads, and grilled chicken or fish. Right now, too savory dishes may overwhelm it.
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dedalus2222 - Philadelphia, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
if there's any of this left, buy it. let it air. it's awesome.
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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
I found this young Tuscan wine to be very drinkable beyond its years. A tribute to it's balance, this is a great buy for those of us that love Brunello's and would love them even more if they were $20.
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Learn About Frescobaldi Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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