Masi Costasera Amarone Classico 2005

Red Wine from Veneto, Italy

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Item No. 95619
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WN91
  • WE90
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Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby red color with violet tinges to the edges. Clean, very powerful and complex on the nose with good alcoholic backbone amid the sweet aromas of dried prunes and raisins. Soft and dry on the palate with typical baked cherry flavors mixed with hints of cocoa and cinnamon. Attractively long finishing and full-bodied with soft tannins.

Amarone is a full-bodied wine for grilled or roasted red meats, game, and strong tasty cheeses, such as Parmesan.

Critical Acclaim

"Costasera, one of Masi’s most popular expressions of Amarone, can be depended on for its consistent quality year after year. This vintage offers concentrated color and pretty notes of toasted nut backed by cherry, blackberry and mesquite wood. The wine’s flavors are bright and fresh, the mouthfeel is clean and polished. "
90 Points

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(9/23/2010)
We took this as a special occasion wine to our favorite BYOB Italian steakhouse and it was a perfect pairing, rich and fruit-forward with a very mellow finish. I am a firm believer that Cab's best pairing is dark chocolate and Amarone is #1 with steak! This was great.
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Bill Moroney - Washington, DC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/28/2010)
Bought a bottle (along with a Zenato Amarone 2004) to select one as Christmas gifts. Expected them to taste much better and more complex than either did. Original shipment was lost and bottles were reshipped. Perhaps that impacted the taste. Not sure why, but both were a disappointment.
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Learn About Masi Map ItMap It

Masi's production strategy aims to emphasize the personality of each single product, while maintaining a recognizable Venetian style. In 1958, Masi was in the forefront of the work to identify the historic cru vineyard sites for Amarone. In 1964, Campofiorin was the first in a new category of wines, reinventing the technique of double fermentation and continually updating it. Masi...

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Learn About Veneto

(vey-NEH-toe) Located in Northeast Italy, near the Austrian border, and one of the three regions making up the Tre-Venezie, Veneto is most famous for its city of love, Venice. In the wine world, Veneto is the top volume producer in the north of Italy. Production includes lovely spritzy Proseccos (also the grape name), as well as the easy-drinking white wine of Soave (made...

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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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