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Masi Costasera Amarone Classico 2006

Masi Costasera Amarone Classico 2006

Red Wine from Veneto, Italy

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Item No. 103817
  • WS91
  • RP90
  • WE90
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
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Winemaker's Notes

Deep, dark ruby red with thin violet tinges on the edges. Strong bouquet of baked fruit, plums and cherries, which provide the fruit flavors on the palate and are accompanied with attractive hints of coffee and cocoa. Excellent balance between supporting acidity and soft tannins that melt into an intriguing softness. Imposing structure and good alcoholic level gives this Amarone an attractively long finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Pretty blueberry and cherry aromas on the nose, with lovely intensity. Full-bodied, round and juicy, with loads of fruit and a soft, carressing palate. Long palate. So good now. Drink now through 2018. 35,000 cases made."
91 Points

"The 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Costasera is a beautiful version of this wine. The medium-bodied 2006 Costasera offers up an attractive array of ripe red cherries, flowers, spices and sweet herbs, with lovely balance and tons of polish. Tar, smoke and licorice linger on the close. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2018. "
90 Points

"Amarone Costasera is the perfect choice for those who are not already familiar with this unique category of Italian wine. The wine is extremely balanced and well integrated with elegant tones of ripe berry fruit and spice. it also promises to pair with beef, lamb or pork. "
90 Points

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Rating:
(5/28/2011)
Excellent wine. Paired well with beef and lamb. Great aroma and color.
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WILLIAM DAMBRUOSO - San Luis Obispo, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(2/15/2011)
fresh fruit subtleties like listening for the triangle at the end of a Mahler symphony
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PopNdrink - Santa Barbara, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(11/19/2010)
full bodied, sweet, drinks well on its own right out of the bottle
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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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Learn About Other Red Wine

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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