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Antica Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
The finest wine I have yet tasted from Piero Antinori's rocky hillside vineyard on Soda Canyon Road in southeast Napa, this 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a dense purple color along with a rich, sumptuous bouquet of licorice, creme de cassis, and smoky oak. This opulent, fleshy, full-bodied wine exhibits beautiful purity and concentrated fruit. It should age nicely for 15-20 years. Impressive ... and reasonably priced!
In 1993, Antinori purchased the Townsend Vineyard, a property adjacent to the family's Atlas Peak estate that's planted to four clones of cabernet sauvignon. In 2007, the small concentrated berries from that vineyard produced this tight and savory red, a wine with length and breadth, seriously delicious. The fruit ranges from sweet red currant to lush blueberry and blackberry, hinting at eucalyptus and herbs along the way. The earthiness of the tannin provides stature to all that fruit and will sustain it through long years of development in the cellar.
Bright dark ruby. Sexy aromas of crème de cassis, licorice, violet, espresso and dark chocolate. At once supple and juicy in a rather Old World style, with plum, berry and chocolate flavors lifted by some herbal high tones. Lovely ripe acidity gives shape to the wine's youthful fruit. This penetrating Cabernet needs more time in bottle to soften and for its herbal elements to harmonize with its fruit. The substantial tannins also call for patience. Rating: 90(+) Points.
Napa Valley has a special place in my heart beginning with my first visit in 1966, having the free spirit coming from a new frontier, a wonderful history, and the potential to produce world-class wines.
Our wine estate is located on a high plain in the eastern mountains of the celebrated Napa Valley. Its hilly terrain, rocky soils, high elevations and beautiful landscape create above all an estate ideal for winegrowing.
Marchese Piero Antinori - Proprietor
A large and diverse wine region in northeastern Italy...
A large and diverse wine region in northeastern Italy, the Veneto is home to a vast array of different styles of wine. With no defining regional characteristics, it can be a bit confusing to the general consumer to parse through its many subzones, but the patient wine lover will find many treasures to be discovered here, typically at wallet-friendly prices. Red and white wines are produced here, with more emphasis on the latter, as well as the ultra-popular sparkling wine Prosecco. The region is sheltered from harsh northern European winters by the Alps, which form its northern border, but the climate is still relatively cool, making the Veneto ideal for white wine production.
Much of Italy’s Pinot Grigio hails from the Veneto, where it can range from neutral and inoffensive to crisp and refreshing. Soave, made primarily from the Garganega grape, has a reputation for producing relatively ordinary, bulk wines, but can be very elegant when yields are carefully monitored, with aromas of lemon, almond, and white flowers. Valpolicella is the region’s best-known red wine, with juicy, tart red cherry flavors derived from the Corvina grape. Recioto and Amarone wines made from dried grapes are a regional specialty and can be very intense, heady, and cerebral.
Beyond the usual suspects...
Beyond the usual suspects, there are hundreds of red grape varieties grown throughout the world. Some are regional indigenous specialties capable of producing excellent wines on their own, while others are better suited for use as blending grapes. Each has its own distinct viticultural characteristics and aroma and flavor profiles, offering much to be discovered by the curious wine lover. In particular, Portugal, Italy, and Greece are known for having a multitude of unique varieties.