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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2007
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2007
(search item no. 115548)
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James Suckling rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $61.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The bouquet is intense, complex, fruit-forward and spicy with hints of ripe red berry fruits enriched by various spicy notes. Warm, soft and harmonic on the palate. Great balance among pronounced tannins, acidity and savoriness. This elegant wine has good potential for further cellar aging.
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About Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona:

In 1985, Giuseppe Bianchini began his quest for quality. Moments after the passing of Countess Piccolomini, Giuseppe learned that he, the sole employee who passionately cared about her vines, inherited the vast Piccolomini wine estate. Evidence of his appreciation and commitment to the Piccolomini legend can be found in the glass – each wine is a tribute to the gracious Countess. Highly regarded palates consistently rank the Ciacci Piccolomini wines in the top 10th percentile – with good reason. Giuseppe believes his strict adherence to sustainable growing practices has significantly contributed to the vibrancy of fruit and the depth of complexity in his wines over the years. Without doubt, these wines speak of flawless quality and exhibit Tuscan typicity crafted in a modern style.


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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2007
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2007
(search item no. 115548)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

James Suckling rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $61.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The bouquet is intense, complex, fruit-forward and spicy with hints of ripe red berry fruits enriched by various spicy notes. Warm, soft and harmonic on the palate. Great balance among pronounced tannins, acidity and savoriness. This elegant wine has good potential for further cellar aging.
My Notes:

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About Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona:

In 1985, Giuseppe Bianchini began his quest for quality. Moments after the passing of Countess Piccolomini, Giuseppe learned that he, the sole employee who passionately cared about her vines, inherited the vast Piccolomini wine estate. Evidence of his appreciation and commitment to the Piccolomini legend can be found in the glass – each wine is a tribute to the gracious Countess. Highly regarded palates consistently rank the Ciacci Piccolomini wines in the top 10th percentile – with good reason. Giuseppe believes his strict adherence to sustainable growing practices has significantly contributed to the vibrancy of fruit and the depth of complexity in his wines over the years. Without doubt, these wines speak of flawless quality and exhibit Tuscan typicity crafted in a modern style.


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Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2007
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2007
(search item no. 115548)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

James Suckling rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $61.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 James Suckling rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The bouquet is intense, complex, fruit-forward and spicy with hints of ripe red berry fruits enriched by various spicy notes. Warm, soft and harmonic on the palate. Great balance among pronounced tannins, acidity and savoriness. This elegant wine has good potential for further cellar aging.
My Notes:

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About Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona:

In 1985, Giuseppe Bianchini began his quest for quality. Moments after the passing of Countess Piccolomini, Giuseppe learned that he, the sole employee who passionately cared about her vines, inherited the vast Piccolomini wine estate. Evidence of his appreciation and commitment to the Piccolomini legend can be found in the glass – each wine is a tribute to the gracious Countess. Highly regarded palates consistently rank the Ciacci Piccolomini wines in the top 10th percentile – with good reason. Giuseppe believes his strict adherence to sustainable growing practices has significantly contributed to the vibrancy of fruit and the depth of complexity in his wines over the years. Without doubt, these wines speak of flawless quality and exhibit Tuscan typicity crafted in a modern style.


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Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 106234)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A lovely, precocious wine with a brilliant, deep garnet color and seductive, lush aromatics, in this wine spice and fruits dominate. Rich pie cherry and dried cherry impressions, with plummy blue and black fruit for depth and richness anchor the palate and lead to a sweet fruit entry. Tea leaves and spices are assertive, whether showing gingerbread, molasses, nutmeg, cardamon or delicate black pepper. The balance is almost perfect, with great acid, excellent weight without being ponderous, no alcohol apparent, nice breadth and length on the palate, and a bright, clean and elegant finish. Elegance, richness and balance—what we all aspire to. And what a standard-bearing pinot noir should reflect.
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About Chehalem:

With two vineyards on either end of Chehalem Ridge and one in the Dundee Hills, Chehalem is dedicated to reflecting as purely as possible what the vineyard has produced. With minimal processing and without compromising great fruit, Chehalem wines promise good ageing but are very drinkable young. Production quantities of all Chehalem wines are limited, to assure ultimate winemaking control.