Tenuta Sette Ponti Poggio Al Lupo 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon from Tuscany, Italy
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
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%.
The wine has a deep, opaque purple color suggesting intensity and extraction. Heady aromas deliver jammy blackberry fruit and cassis impressions with notes of balsam and cedar. The wine is full-bodied with silky tannins and a long, penetrating finish.
"Candied cherry and herb flavors highlight this juicy red. Firm tannins provide backbone as this finishes with a tight grip. Fine length. Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante and Petit Verdot."
"Earthy and decadent wine with meat, dark chocolate and ripe fruit character. Full and velvety textured. Drink now."
"Sweet tobacco, dried flowers, savory herbs, pine and red cherries waft from the glass in the 2010 Poggio al Lupo. A blend of Alicante, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon, comes across as mid-weight, gracious and impeccable. This is a decidedly understated wine for the year, but all the elements are in the right place. Still, the 2010 appears to be best suited to drinking over the near term."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
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The estate of Sette Ponti lies in the heart of the Chianti zone, fifteen miles northwest of the city of Arezzo just past the village of San Giustino Valdarno. The Via del Monte, known locally as the Via dei Sette Ponti, leads into a beautiful hidden valley and to the estate. The name Sette Ponti, or seven bridges, refers to the seven bridges crossing the Arno River on the road from...
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