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1996 Castello Dei Rampolla Sammarco Vino da Tavola

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WA 89
WS 91

Quick Overview

A dense ruby/purple color is followed by a sweet nose of high class cigar...

Product Overview

A dense ruby/purple color is followed by a sweet nose of high class cigar tobacco intermixed with smoke, minerals, black currants, and vanilla. In the mouth, it is dense, medium to full-bodied, with superb richness, purity, and overall harmony. Really kicks in on the fresh, bright finish. Perfect with game, red meats and aged cheese.

Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 1996
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Producer Castello Dei Rampolla
Region Tuscany
Appellation No
Color Red
Country Italy
Featured Product No
Price $65.00

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 89
The Sammarco (an 85% Cabernet Sauvignon/15% Sangiovese blend aged 18-24 months in wood) offers a Graves-like nose of scorched earth, charcoal, tobacco, and red and black currants. In the mouth, roasted nut flavors add complexity. The wine possesses medium body, a stylish, elegant personality, not much power or force, but fine purity and balance. The tannin results in a slight astringency in the back of the mouth. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.-Robert Parker

Wine Spectactor (WS) Review

WS 91
A thoroughly caressing and delicious red. Very pretty, with rose, berry, plum and coffee aromas. Full-bodied, with soft and velvety tannins and a long, ripe fruit finish. Drink now through 2005. 3,000 cases made. –JS
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