Antinori - Tignanello 2020 (Pre-arrival) (750ml)

 Pre-arrival 
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Price: $174.00

Producer Antinori
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Varietal Red Blend
Vintage 2020
Sku 5978
Size 750ml

Vinous: 96 Points

The 2020 Tignanello is so primary so intensely fruit-driven that it almost tastes like a barrel sample. A burst of red Sangiovese fruit opens first followed by hints of blood orange cinnamon spice dried flowers and mocha develop later. Time in the glass brings out striking dimensions. In 2020 Tignanello is wonderfully sleek and racy with fine tannins that lie below a core of bright sculpted fruit. The balance here is just sublime. I can't wait to revisit the 2020 with age. "We are gradually increasing the Cabernet Franc in Tignanello to balance the greater richness that today's warmer seasons are giving to our Sangioveses" Antinori CEO Renzo Cotarella told me. - By Antonio Galloni on February 2023

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Wine Advocate: 95 Points

Newly on the market now the 2020 Tignanello shows a gorgeous bouquet with an upfront and accessible personality. Right off the bat you get dark cherry dried raspberry spice toasted almond and citrusy blood orange. The blend is normally 75% to 80% Sangiovese with 7% Cabernet Franc. The grape in between making up 13% to 18% is Cabernet Sauvignon. This vintage is very pretty and won?t require a long wait. The tannins are sweet and silky. ?Tignanello proves itself as a great vineyard site in both the challenging and the classic years? says Managing Director Renzo Cotarella. Annual production falls between 300000-350000 bottles. One of the biggest news stories to hit fine wine this year is the full acquisition of Stag?s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa by Tuscany?s Marchesi Antinori in May 2023. The Antinori family enjoyed a 16-year partnership with the celebrated winery founded by Warren Winiarski in 1970. It is now the full owner. The announcement was made by the Antinori family and long-time USA partner Ste. Michelle Wine Estates which has a portfolio of wines in the American Northwest (Washington and Oregon). Marchesi Antinori is the only Italian company to own a winery in Napa. Marchese Piero Antinori first traveled to California?s wine country in the 1960s and fell in love. In 1985 his family started making wine in Napa (with the company known as Antica which is short for ?Antinori in California?). ?It is an honor for me and my family to make good on a promise made to my friend Warren Winiarski 16 years ago? says Marchese Piero Antinori. ?We wanted to safeguard the values and the heritage of the prestigious Stag?s Leap Wine Cellars.? The Stag?s Leap 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon was singled out in the celebrated Judgement of Paris in 1976 that pitted the best of Californian wine against Bordeaux. It sparked a revolution in the world of fine wine. Published: May 31 2023