Poggio al Tesoro Dedicato A Walter Toscana 2006

Cabernet Franc from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $90.00 $64.99
Save $25.01 (28%)
Item No. 130552
  • WE95
  • WS94
  • V92
Style: Earthy & Spicy

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: 14.7%

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:

Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby red in color, Dedicato a Walter shows complex aromas of ripe blackberries, balsamic spices, tobacco, and a hint of eucalyptus. On the palate, it is exotic, spicy, full-bodied, and harmonious, with ripe and well-developed tannins that lead into a persistent finish.

Pair with well-seasoned steak cooked to medium-rare perfection, or braised meats such as lamb, pigeon, duck, and rabbit with red wine sauces.

Critical Acclaim

"Poggio al Tesoro, located in coastal Tuscany, is showing amazing results with Cabernet Franc. This plush and decadent expression boasts rich extraction and a long list of ripe, dark fruit aromas. It’s a thick and meaty wine, with a smooth but rock-solid quality of tannin."
95 Points

"Dark ruby in color, with sweet herbs, tea and dark berries on the nose. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and chewy, polished tannins. This is a big, powerful wine, with a deep core of fruit and excellent structure."
94 Points

"The 2006 Dedicato a Walter (Cabernet Franc) is a massive offering packed with ripe, dark fruit. Today the wine is incredibly dense and fruit-driven, with little of the aromatic complexity that makes Cabernet Franc in Maremma so compelling. Structurally the wine is very refined, and all this bottle needs is a few years in the cellar to incorporate its 100% new oak and for its inner perfume to emerge. This is another highly promising effort from Poggio al Tesoro."
92 Points

Learn About Poggio al Tesoro Map ItMap It

One of the Allegrini Group properties, Poggio al Tesoro is located in the prestigious area of Bolgheri, a premiere appellation situated in the upper part of Tuscany"s Maremma, south of Pisa and just two miles from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The estate consists of 173 acres divided into three vineyard lots: via Bolgherese, Le Grottine, and Le Sondraie. The perfect quantity of sunlight...

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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 Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Franc(cab-uhr-NAY frahnk) Right Place, Right time You won't often find this grape bottled as a single variety as it can lean towards earthy, vegetal tendencies (think green pepper & olives). Its typical place is in a blend with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or both. Cabernet Franc's home is the right bank of Bordeaux. It is an integral part in...

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