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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2008
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2008
(search item no. 113461)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
James Suckling rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 Decanter rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1997 vintage of this wine was ranked #3 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1999

My Notes:

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About Isole e Elena:

Isole e Olena was formed in the 1950's when the DeMarchi family purchased two vineyards in the heart of the Chianti Classico region and combined them into one. Since the 1970's, Paolo DeMarchi has become a leading winemaker in the region by experimenting to improve the Chianti blends and by making wines from 100% Sangiovese (which he labels Cepparello). The goal is producing complex wines with good aging potential.