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Bibi Graetz Colore Di Testamatta 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - Concentrated cherry, floral, raspberry, vanilla, toast and tea aromas and flavors mesh with the acidity and tannins in this young red....
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Falchini Campora Toscana Igt 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - Grilled herbs, smoke, blackberries, game, and new leather all burst from the glass in the 2008 Campora, Falchini's 95% Cabernet...
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Felsina Chianti Classico Rancia Riserva 2008 750ml

Rated 93+ - The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is playing it close to the vest at this stage. The 2008 is not a huge Rancia like the 2006, or...
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Luce Brunello Di Montalcino 2008 750ml

Rated 95 - Blackberry, floral and dark chocolate aromas follow through to a full body, with a berry, nutty, mushroom character. Chewy and...
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Poggio Di Sotto Brunello Di Montalcino 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - Subtle aromas of meat, plums and dried fruits follow through to a full body, with soft and silky tannins and a spice, berry and cedar...
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Poggio Di Sotto Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva 2008 750ml

Rated 93 - I am quite enamored of the 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva that boasts beautiful floral notes that are both rare and precious. At...

2008 Italy Tuscany

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.

The central Italian region of Tuscany is widely understood to be one of the world's most famous and highly regarded wine regions. The beautiful rolling hillsides and medieval towns and castles which are a key feature of the area are also home to many of Europe's finest wineries, and extremely high quality vineyards growing the distinctive Sangiovese and Vernaccia grape varietals which are the flavorful backbone of Tuscany's wonderful red and white wines. For almost three thousand years, this region has been recognized as an ideal home for wine production on a large scale, and the ancient Etruscans, Greeks and Romans all noticed that fine grape varietals flourished on the unique soils and under the hot sunshine which typifies the area. Today, Tuscany is home to a wide range of wines, from the traditional to the complex, but all dedicated to excellent flavors and aromas, and maintaining the region's international reputation.