2006 Tenuta di Biserno Insoglio del Cinghiale (Elsewhere $31.99)

SKU #1050055

94 points Wine News: "Medium crimson hue. Intensely brambly aromas of raspberry and pencil shavings. Lovely mouth-feel frames juicy flavors of strawberry and earth; perfect balance. Clean, tart finish." (October/November 2008) K&L's notes - Brothers Piero and Lodovico Antinori team with famed French enologist Michelle Roland to create this scintillating coastal Super Tuscan! Insoglio di Cinghiale is a dynamic yet supple blend of 35% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot more Bordeaux in structure but Tuscan at heart. Layers of complex fruit enveloped by a richly textured fruit make for a superb wine. This is a full-bodied wine drinkable now but can still age easily another 5-10 years.

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By: Chiara Shannon |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 8/25/2009  | Send Email
A forward nose showing black and red fruits underscored by smokey, cedar notes, and fresh tilled soil. The palate is broad and silky, with a distinct high note of ripe red berries. Dense and structured without being big or overblown.

 By: Muksi |  Review Date: 7/8/2010 
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Medium bodied Super Tuscan with a distinct nose of black fruit and earth . An elegant fruit forward wine with loads of berry flavour with a hint of sweetness at the back palate. Lovers of fruit forward Napa wines should love this.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
Sub-Region:

Tuscany

Specific Appellation:

Super Tuscan