Azienda Agricola Dino Illuminati

Zanna Riserva Colline Teramane Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

9.086 ratings
8.96 pro ratings
Teramane, Teramo, Abruzzi, Italy
Montepulciano
Tomato-Based
Top Notes For
Mike Merriman

Tannic, super dry. Quick finish.

Tannic, super dry. Quick finish.

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2014
Alexis Campos

Sales & Marketing Orin Swift Cellars

8.9

This one needs breathing time

This one needs breathing time

1 person found it helpfulApr 23rd, 2013
Byron C Mayes

Very nice. Firm tannins and full old world fruit. Excellent food wine!

Very nice. Firm tannins and full old world fruit. Excellent food wine!

Dec 24th, 2016
Mike Coffey

Independent Wine Consultant & Sommelier

8.9

Wild explosion of plum and cherry, a definite brute. Unfortunately after a few hours there isn't much left but heart burn.

Wild explosion of plum and cherry, a definite brute. Unfortunately after a few hours there isn't much left but heart burn.

Jun 20th, 2016
Grant Henry

2007. Larger than expected-dark fruit, chocolate, leather, soft tannins. This is not your basic Abruzzi quaffer. Very nice.

2007. Larger than expected-dark fruit, chocolate, leather, soft tannins. This is not your basic Abruzzi quaffer. Very nice.

Jun 27th, 2015
Kapyrick Wine

V10. Very enjoyable wine. Soft cedar nose. Fresh, bright blackberry fruit. Medium, clean cola and leather finish. Nice food wine.

V10. Very enjoyable wine. Soft cedar nose. Fresh, bright blackberry fruit. Medium, clean cola and leather finish. Nice food wine.

Oct 20th, 2018
Nawao Mail

Rond et puissant. Vin sec.

Rond et puissant. Vin sec.

Sep 17th, 2018
Brendan Devine

Let me provide some context for this wine: a catholic, in the shadow of the Holy See, drinking an Illuminati wine. So it's an understatement to say there was some trepidation opening this bottle up. Nonetheless, a few glasses in I was feeling quite enlightened indeed. Notes of oak, dark chocolate, cherry. Superb finish. I would have given it a 10 but I am no illuminatus. You can talk about the science of wine all you want, the climate, the grapes, the altitude. But as any believer in transubstantiation will tell you, there is little that separates a great wine from the divine.

Let me provide some context for this wine: a catholic, in the shadow of the Holy See, drinking an Illuminati wine. So it's an understatement to say there was some trepidation opening this bottle up. Nonetheless, a few glasses in I was feeling quite enlightened indeed. Notes of oak, dark chocolate, cherry. Superb finish. I would have given it a 10 but I am no illuminatus. You can talk about the science of wine all you want, the climate, the grapes, the altitude. But as any believer in transubstantiation will tell you, there is little that separates a great wine from the divine.

Mar 7th, 2017
RK Walker

Tannic. A big and bold fruit bomb. A good bistecca pairing, but not sure I'd want it for anything else. Needs breathing time.

Tannic. A big and bold fruit bomb. A good bistecca pairing, but not sure I'd want it for anything else. Needs breathing time.

Jul 3rd, 2016
Derek Haas

Dry with a quick finish, agreed.

Dry with a quick finish, agreed.

May 1st, 2016