2001 Antinori Solaia
"...a classic example of central Tuscan Cabernet at its best..."-Wine Advocate Intensely fruity and complex with a good structure, well-balanced, with soft tannins and a lingering finish. Displays unmistakable varietal flavor while retaining strong regional character. Solaia, which means the 'sunny one' in Italian, is a 10 hectares (25 acres) southwest-facing vineyard planted 351-396 metres (1,150-1,300 feet) above sea-level on stony calcareous soil of marl and friable albarese rock. It is loca...
Wine Spectator"Masses of coffee and blackberry character in this youthful wine. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins, loads of fruit and excellent wood. Big and juicy, with a long, long finish. A fine wine. Needs time. Best after 2007. 7,500 cases made" (JS)
Vintage ChartRating for Italy-Tuscany: 94 (good year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now<br/>