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    Casanova di Neri Pietradonice 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Tuscany, Italy

    Ratings

    • WS92
    • RP91
    Price: $115.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 Wine Spectator, 91 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 94984

    Winemaker's Notes:

    It has a deep color, and it has been aged in new barriques for 18 months. Using the experience of New Tenuta, the Red Sant'Antimo DOC Pietradonice has been created by planting Cabernet Sauvignon in this "terroir" to see how other than Sangiovese vines perform in the Montalcino area.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Dark ruby in color. Blackberry, mint and mineral aromas follow through to a full body, with superpolished tannins and a long, long finish. This is structured and very beautiful. Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2013.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2005 Pietradonice, also from vines in Sant-Antimo, reveals an inky color along with open, warm aromatics from the toasted oak. It is silky-textured and opulent on the palate, with layers of blackberries, blueberries, cassis, spices, minerals and sweet toasted oak that flow as the wine opens in the glass. The tannins are well-integrated and the wine offers outstanding balance. In 2005 the Pietradonice is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon rather than the typical 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Sangiovese blend. The wine was aged in 300-liter barrels of which approximately half were new. Pietradonice remains one of the most promising wines of its type, especially given that the vines were only planted between 1993 and 1996. If the vines can get to the point where they express more varietal character this could very well turn out to be an exceptional wine in future vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2017.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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