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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2006
Fonterutoli Chianti Classico 2006
(search item no. 96764)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $18.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Decanter rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine News rating: 91 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

90% Sangiovese; 5% Malvasia Nera and Colorino; 5% Merlot

Produced with Sangiovese and a small amount of Malvasia Nera, Colorina and Merlot, it is characterized by a balance of elegance and complexity, which make this wine a magnificent example of "terroir".

Bouquet: Bright aromas of fresh cherries mingle with notes of thyme and subtle smoky nuances

Taste: Complex and elegant, with flavors of ripe red fruits and a pleasant acidity. Fine and well balanced, with a lengthy finish.

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About Castello di Fonterutoli:

Castello di Fonterutoli, source of some of Italy's most prestigious wines, is an historic property embracing an entire tranquil, centuries-old hamlet just south of Castellina in Chianti, in the heart of Chianti Classico. The estate has been in the hands of the Mazzei family – devoted to winemaking for 24 generations – since 1435 and is today led by Lapo Mazzei and his sons, Francesco and Filippo.

This dynamic family has carefully safeguarded the inherent beauty and rich heritage of Fonterutoli, while simultaneously implementing measures to ensure cutting-edge quality in the vineyards and cellars. An exciting example of this dedication to quality is the in-progress construction of a stunning new cellar that operates via gravity and clean energy, and has already been defined as "the most impressive in the entire Chianti region" by Steven Spurrier of Decanter Magazine.



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Octavius de Lagorce  2006
Octavius de Lagorce 2006
(search item no. 99791)

PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $11.79

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 seduces with its beautiful ruby color and purple highlights. Slightly spicy nose, with aromas of blackberries and blackcurrants. Supple and full mouth with silky tannins, black fruit flavors, and an elegant fruity finish. This is a harmonious and well-balanced wine that has the potential to age another 2-3 years.

48% Cabernet Franc, 47% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

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Amalaya Malbec Blend 2007
Amalaya Malbec Blend 2007
(search item no. 101979)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $14.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Decanter rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2010 Decanter rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is produced from the fruit of Argentina's signature grape, Malbec, with a smaller percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Tannat. Deep red, with purple tinges, this wine offers red fruit aromas of cherries and raspberries, with a subtle hint of vanilla.
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About Amalaya:

Amalaya is an exquisite representation of the unique weather and soil conditions in Argentina's Northern Calchaqui Valley that also honors the heritage of the indigenous Calchaqui people. The name Amalaya is rooted in the beliefs of the Calchaqui to keep the gods of nature happy and to strive for an equilibrium of forces to assure sustainability over time. The most worshiped goddess is “Pachamama,” or "Mother Earth," who presides over planting and harvesting. The Calchaqui created many rituals and ceremonies to please Pachamama, and would ask the goddess for a miracle. This "hope for a miracle" is called "Amalaya" in the popular indigenous language and is symbolized by the holistic spiral. To respect Pachamama, the winemakers of Amalaya treat all their vineyards sustainably.