Dalla Valle Vineyards / Ornellaia

DVO Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2018

Franc week ends on another great note, every bottle I’ve tried needed 2-3 days to really open up — a month ago

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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend 2020

Deep ruby with inky saturation, the 2020 Ornellaia is sublime. Mingling precise aromas of wild blueberries, black cherries, blackcurrant, violets, crushed rocks and cigar box with notions of clove, mint and iodine. Full-bodied yet spherical in the mouth, this Tuscan beauty shows excellent flavour concentration, fresh acidity and pixelated, polished tannins, providing a firm structure. Drink from 2028 until 2050. — 8 months ago

Tom, Daniel and 6 others liked this

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Red Wine 2016

This was the mystery bottle in our Super Tuscan tasting event. It was up against the 2016 Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello, and Redigaffi. This wine was outstanding. Probably one of the top 5 vintages of Insignia since 1994 in my opinion. Deep purple color, blueberry, blackberry, chocolate, some lead pencil and earth on the nose. Super smooth and elegant on the palate. Really well balanced fruit, tannins, acid. Long elegant finish of dark fruit and earthy with a touch of spice that lingered beautifully. We decanted this and all others about 2.5 hours prior to tasting. Second favorite of the night behind the Masseto which was a force of nature. — 3 years ago

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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Lyle Fass

Tobacco, mint, superbly mineral. A bit acrid and super young. Big tannins and a bit hot. Needs time. — 3 months ago

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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Ornellaia Toscana Bianco Sauvignon Blanc Viognier 2018

Very good blend of Italian whites. We will drink again. — a year ago

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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

M.L.A. Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend 1998


1998 Ornellaia. Dinner at home. Drank with dinner of lamb chops. Opened and poured it. Needed to open up a little bit. Blackberry, plum, herbs, asphalt. Delicious. — 2 years ago

Marchesi Antinori

Solaia Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

An amazing wine with incredible complexity. Black currants, black plums, dark chocolate, earth, sawdust, cigar smoke, etc. It just keeps going on and on! Better than the 2001 Ornellaia I had earlier. It can be enjoyed for many years to come. — 7 months ago

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Dalla Valle and Ornellaia

DVO Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2019

Dark garnet with a jammy nose of dark plum and some oak and/or some light leather. Smooth in the mouth with medium tannins & acidity. Also a hint of fruit forwardness or more red fruit like plum and red berry. A very nice blend! Again thanks James- — 2 years ago

Peggy Cohen
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Tua Rita

Tua Rita Redigaffi Toscana IGT 2016

Part of Super Tuscan Horizontal tasting. All 2016 vintage Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello, Redigafi, and a mystery bottle (Phelps Insignia). I got a lot of plumb and black cherry on the nose with a little tobacco and chocolate. On the plate it was soft, rich and balanced. Finished with some spicy notes. Very enjoyable, but did not stand out relative to others in the tasting, but that’s only because of the competition. — 3 years ago

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I love this stuff.