2018 Antinori 'Villa Antinori' Red Blend Tuscany

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JS91

Bask in that Tuscan sunshine without breaking the bank! This high-scoring red blend is full-bodied and well-rounded with velvety tannins and a long, savory finish. Blackberries, violets and spice all make an appearance in this succulent blend of Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot, and Cab Franc.

There just aren't many on the level of Piero Antinori. Process this for a moment: He represents the 25th generation in an unbroken string of vintners, beginning in 1385. 26 generations! His family started accumulating knowledge about vineyard and cellar practices when Chaucer was working on The Canterbury Tales. It's difficult to comprehend. His lifetime experience cannot be overstated as he has literally been involved with wine his entire life. In fact, one of his first memories is of German soldiers shooting barrels in his family's cellars as Europe descended into chaos at the end of WWII. He has a truly encyclopedic knowledge of what it means to be a winemaker, and he understands that he is a vital link from his family's past to its future as the Antinori footprint expands across the globe.

Varietal:
Other Red
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Tuscany
SKU #:
1046260
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS91

James Suckling

A bright, vivid red with blackberries, blueberries and some violets and spices. Medium body, ultra fine tannins and a delicious finish. Succulent and very clean. A blend of sangiovese, syrah, merlot and cabernet franc.