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2008 Cicchitti Limitada Blend Edicion

Retail: $26.00

$19.98

per bottle

Rating
90 Pts Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
14.0%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2008

Varietal(s)
Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Merlot


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry, mushroom, red fruit, currant, black cherry, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar

Nose

barnyard, cherry, plum, game, tomato, asparagus, green pepper, red fruit, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather

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Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"The 2008 Blend Edicion Limitada is composed of 40% Pinot Noir, 38% Sangiovese, and 22% Merlot, a unique concoction for Mendoza. It spent 10 months in French and American oak before bottling without fining and filtration. Enticing notes of cherry blossom, cinnamon, vanilla, clove, and black raspberry titillate the nose, pointing toward a medium-bodied, savory, spicy, incipiently complex wine with excellent balance and length. It is likely to evolve for 2-3 years but can be approached now."

"Bodega Cicchitti was founded in 1882 and uses only estate-grown fruit from its 240 acres in its wines. The wines are native yeast fermented and bottled without fining or filtration." (12/11)

Product Description:

Wine:
"Made from Estate grown Pinot Noir, Sangiovese and Merlot. The vineyard is the Valle del Uco and Lujan and has 30 year old average vines. Vinification happens in small concrete tanks and aging takes place for 10 months in French barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered." - Importer

Cicchitti (Mendoza):
"Bodega Cicchitti was founded in 1982 in Guymallen, Mendoza, by Jose Antonio Cicchitti. Cicchitti uses grapes from its Estate only (240 acres). Yields are kept low."

"The grapes are carefully selected and handpicked into small cases of 30 pounds. Fermentation takes place in small concrete tanks. Only native yeasts are used."

"Jose Antonio manages to keep a surprising low profile in spite of the high quality of his wines." - Importer

This wine was also scored 88 Points by the International Wine Cellar, 85 Points by the Wine Enthusiast, and 75 Points by the Wine Spectator.

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