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The Vintages release indicates DOC status for this wine but it is actually IGT which implies a deviation from traditional approved winemaking practices. This wine varies from what might be viewed as ‘religious’ in terms of wine production in Sant Antino,Italy. For this, Ciacci has named this wine Ateo which translates as ‘atheist’. Expect a full-bodied wine dominated by dark fruit and spice. This will be lovely with a few years in the cellar; right now though, the tannic structure of the Cab. Sav. dominates. A great investment in taste at this price. Best after 2013. (Northof9, Feb 2011)
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Italian does new world right bank. Though there's nothing Italian (or French) about it. Full bodied, quite sweet, jammy and herbal. This is not at all what I expected from this Cab. Sauv/Merlot blend from Italy. This was good, I liked it, but honestly it tastes like a producer trying too hard to make a wine that will sell to the fruit-forward western palates instead of making a wine that expresses it's own terroir. I think the bottle looks cool but the wine is a bit heavy-handed and clumsy. Over-ripe? over-extracted? Too sweet?
Yeah, probably. At this price I expect some finesse.
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