Antinori Solaia Tuscany, Italy 2016

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  • Antinori Solaia Tuscany, Italy 2016
  • Antinori Solaia Tuscany, Italy 2016

Antinori Solaia Tuscany, Italy 2016

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Grape: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, 7% Cabernet Franc

Tasting Notes: Blackberry, Mushroom, Earth, Mint

The Antinori family of Florence, one of the world's oldest and most distinguished wine producers, has lived in Tuscany since the 14th century and celebrated its 635th anniversary as wine makers in 2020."Solaia" derives from sole, the Italian word for sun. The sunniest part of the Tignanello estate’s hillside is home to the Solaia vineyard from which all the grapes for this amazing wine originate.   

Following the outstanding 2015 bottling, the double 100 point 2016 Solaia is one of the most expressive and nuanced vintages. It is so structured and multidimensional. Full-bodied, powerful yet smooth and balanced with bright acidity, an incredible tannin backbone and tremendous depth. 

The dark-berry, wet-earth, oyster-shell, black cherry, blackberry, mushroom, cranberry, blueberry, tobacco, earth,  and crushed mint alongside white pepper flavors on the palate are phenomenal. This wine needs a few years or a long decant to fully develop into a wine you'll long remember drinking. Bistecca alla Fiorentina is the obvious pairing for this Florentine gem.

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