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    Antinori Solaia 2008
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Tuscany, Italy

    Ratings

    • WE97
    • RP93
    Price: $299.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 Wine Enthusiast, 93 The Wine Advocate, 92 Wine Spectator

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 113273

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 1997 vintage of this wine was ranked #1 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2000

    Intense ruby red in color, this wine displays classic Cabernet Sauvignon character with intense fruit-driven romas of ripe cherries and blackberries without excessive hints of oak. Generous and smooth on the palate with soft, gentle and balanced tannins. Distinctive varietal notes meld together harmoniously with a long and wonderfully persistent finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Definitely on a top 10 list of Italian icons, Solaia affirms the massive potential of Italian winemaking, from vineyard to cantina to cellar and beyond. Superrich and polished, but never over the top, this gorgeous super Tuscan shows deep layers of chocolate, black cherry, rum cake and spice. The secret lies in its balance: Everything is in place, from intensity and complexity to persistency.
    Cellar Selection

    97 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The 2008 Solaia is richer and darker than the Tignanello, but it isn’t an appreciably more complex or complete wine. It shows gorgeous depth and textural richness to match an expressive core of blackberry jam, smoke, scorched earth, crushed rocks and cassis. This is a beautiful wine, but not as great as I had hoped. The 2008 Solaia is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc, aged in 100% new oak. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Lush, ripe and polished to a gleam, this red exhibits black cherry, plum and sweet spice flavors on a powerful frame. Balanced, with a chewy, spice- and violet-filled finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2014 through 2020.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator
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