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2009 Caiarossa Toscana

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June 16, 2024 - $36

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RATINGS

95James Suckling

...sexy and caressing with polished and very fine tannins. Full body, with cool and bright fruit and a long currant, mint and mineral aftertaste. Very fine indeed.

93Vinous / IWC

...aromas and flavors are quite dark, powerful and brooding. Black cherries, plums, mocha, tobacco and smoke all flow from this intense Tuscan red. All the elements are very much in place.

92Wine Spectator

Very ripe and rich, remaining juicy, revealing flavors of black cherry, blackberry, spice and licorice. Suave and polished, this delivers firm tannins and a long finish.

90The Wine Advocate

...delivers a surprisingly focused bouquet despite the motley assembly of grapes...darkly concentrated appearance with sweet tones of ripe cherry and baking spice.

17+ Jancis Robinson

Soft and very ripe dark fruit and with a perfect note of oak. Supple, concentrated and balanced with velvety tannins and a perfect dose of acidity.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany

Tuscany, or Toscana in Italian, is Italy’s best-known wine region and its most diverse. Historically Sangiovese was the primary grape grown in Tuscany and Chianti was considered the purest expression of Sangiovese. Sangiovese and its many clones are still important, and they are the grapes used for the Tuscan appellations of Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano, Chianti, Chianti Classico and Carmignano. But in the last 50 years innovative producers, many of them in southwestern Tuscany in the area called Maremma, have also planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. The tradition defying producers have blended those varietals with Sangiovese to produce dazzling wines that do not conform to Italy’s appellation regulations. Such wines are called Super Tuscans and cannot be labeled with either of Italy’s highest level quality designations, which are in order of status Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantia, (DOCG), and Denominazione di Origine Controllata, (DOC). (This has not at all hindered the demand for Super Tuscans, some of which are consistently among the world’s most admired and well-reviewed wines.) Tuscany has six DOCG appellations and thirty-four DOCs. Though famous for its red wines, Tuscany also produces whites made primarily from Trebbiano and Vernaccia. There are also many Tuscan Indicazione Geographica Tipica (IGT) wines that are often an innovative blend of traditional and non-traditional grapes. This relatively new appellation status was started in 1992 as an attempt to give an official classification to Italy’s many newer blends that do fit the strict requirements of DOC and DOCG classifications. IGT wines may use the name of the region and varietal on their label or in their name.