Opened this wine first last night for a pizza party at my home. I was able to decant for over an hour since we opted to drink a Pinot Grigio with our first course. The decant time really allowed this wine to open up beautifully. This was another wine that I purchased a couple of years ago at a wine dinner. I had no memory of what it had to offer. The is a solid Sangiovese blend that offers balance and structure. Lovely aromas red fruit, maybe a touch of black fruit, spice with pleasing mouthfeel and finish. For the purchase price it offers great QPR. — 6 days ago
Nice nose of tobacco, tobacco leaf, pencil shavings on this 100% Cabernet from Tuscany. Cooling blue and red fruits and nice mineralIty. Nice aromatic spectrum to the nose. Palate is ripe and juicy with exquisite balance and purity. Best wine from Petra by far. Pure and sappy fruit that is sweet with really good tannins. Killer freshness and texture. Suave and elegant tannins. Very juicy and clean. Excellent. Terrific depth and structure. This is very serious and shows off how good 16 is in Tuscany. Maybe a 9.4. — 8 days ago
Nose is ripe with tobacco, ash, earth, plum and cassis. Spice and cigar as well. Nice aromas. Refined and classy. Juicy and bright with nice freshness and good suave tannins. Nice cassis and big cherry berry fruit. Elegant and classy. Suave wine and very well made. Best Petra wine yet. Long finish. A lot to like here. Could go to 9.3 with air. 70% cab s/30% Merlot. — 8 days ago
Just opened a bottle! Sette Ponti or "seven bridges," refers to the 7 bridges crossing the Arno River on the road from Arezzo to Florence. Blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cab Sauv & 10% Petit Verdot, aged 18 months in new French oak. Had this in a restaurant with a porterhouse. Very dark Ruby with concentrated aromas of dark fruits & earthy notes. Flavors of cherry & plum with tobacco and spice. Fine approachable tannins, medium length ending with a bit of spice as the finish builds. Great now! — 5 days ago
Initially backwards and sharp-edged after 90 mins and a warmup from cellar temp this was singing. Classic Sangiovese, sour cherry and dark chocolate. Asphalt. Elegant and feminine. The 15% Cabernets were nowhere to be seen, almost disappeared tannins suggest this should be drunk up soon, which is hardly punishment... — 4 days ago
Today I had the pleasure of having the 2013 Gaja Brunello di Montalcino Pieve Santa Restituta Sugarille.
On the nose there was cherry, raspberry, plum, anise, balsamic, herbs, dried roses, leather and crushed brick.
On the palate were notes of cherry, black raspberry, plum, licorice, balsamic, leather and a hint of oak.
A well made wine that is full bodied with medium + acidity and high mouth coating sandy tannins that moves wonderfully into a long red fruit brick dust finish. A beautifully structured wine that is well balanced. Have a wonderful weekend stay healthy and safe and be kind to one another. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 5 days ago