BADIA PASSIGNANO RES CHIANTI 1994
Antinori is Italy's single best-known wine producer, and rightfully so, with over 600 years of history making fine wine. Piero Antinori's estates, spread across Tuscany, are the source of textbook entry-level Chianti and two excellent Chianti Classico Riserva bottlings. With regard to holdings, the jewel in the crown is Tenuta Tignanello, the source of the two top wines in their portfolio. Antinori's Solaia blend, based on Cabernet Sauvignon, is one of Italy's greatest wines nearly every year. For a more traditionally styled wine, look to Tignanello, for a blend that's primarily Sangiovese.