90 POINT WINE SPECTATOR :This supple red is structured by firm, fine-grained tannins, with a tarry undertow supporting black currant, gumdrop, briar and star anise notes. Accessible now, but with the stuffing for short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2024. 7,000 cases made.
For the price (20 bucks), amazingly satisfying. Also a great gift because the bottle is so heavy -- weighs empty what most bottles weigh full.
Incredible depth! I got ripe dark cherry/ripe dusty plum with hints of anise, tobacco...this is so big it is like an Amarone. Very nice at a great price!
The story of Cantine Tinazzi began with the commitment and passion of Eugenio Tinazzi who founded the company in the late 1960’s in Cavaion Veronese, against the stunning backdrop of the hinterland of Lake Garda. Initially, it was a very small business, making and selling local Verona wines within the province. Over the years, sales rose and expanded to Lombardy and later throughout Northern Italy. Riding the wave of the company’s success, in the late 1970’s it moved to a larger site in Cavaion Veronese, which would be home to production, bottling and the administrative offices for the next 20 years.
In the 1980’s, sales expanded to foreign markets, starting out in nearby Germany. In 1986, the Tinazzi family purchased the Tenuta Valleselle from the Camaldolese Order, 12 splendid hectares of vineyards and olive groves in the hills of Lake Garda, near Bardolino.
In the 1990’s, exports grew and Tinazzi wines became available throughout Europe. In 1998, Giorgio Tinazzi joined the company, and was instrumental in launching Cantine Tinazzi across the Atlantic with exports to the United States of America. 2002 was a very important year for Cantine Tinazzi, when it moved to much larger premises in Lazise, also in the Lake Garda area, housing the all stages of the winemaking process – crushing, fermentation, bottling, sales, and the corporate and commercial offices.