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Searching for Great Tuscan Wines

Focus on Brunello di Montalcino in 2001 and Chianti Classico Riserva in 2003
James Suckling
Issue: October 31, 2006

It was midmorning in mid-July and Bibi Graetz was beating the dirt with a wooden stick as he walked through knee-high underbrush in the hillsides about 6 miles south of Siena. Graetz, dressed in a T-shirt, shorts and sandals, was afraid that he might run into a viper as he visited vineyards he is leasing for Casamatta, his good-value Tuscan red.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 31, 2006.

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