Sassicaia

Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2014

Medium-bodied. Blackberry. Currants. Red fruits. Cassis. Fine dry tannins. Needed a lot of time to open up and show off its greatness! Cheers 🍷 — 8 days ago

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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Part of Super Tuscan Horizontal tasting. All 2016 vintage Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello, Redigafi, and a mystery bottle (Phelps Insignia). Great black fruit and cherry. Coffee, cedar, chocolate, oak. All came together nicely. Super smooth on the palate and a long drawn out finish where the fruit lingered over the top of some earthy graphite notes. Very enjoyable wine. — 3 months ago

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Great tasting, @Mark Turner. You left no doubt.

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2016

Part of Super Tuscan Horizontal tasting. All 2016 vintage Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello, Redigafi, and a mystery bottle (Phelps Insignia). Fantastic QPR. I plan on tracking more of this down and adding it to my cellar. Cherry, blackberry, with a little bit of vanilla and chocolate supported by solid but soft tannins. Well balanced. Tobacco and earthy on the finish. A little different flavor profile than some of the others, likely due to the 80% Sangiovese blend. I rated this middle of the pack in the tasting but for the price it is a fantastic bottle of wine. — 3 months ago

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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend 2008

Another delight from Bolgheri with more red fruit than black fruit, and a tannic structure that suggests many more years in your cellar! An enjoyable bottle for sure, but the 2008 Sassicaia was noticeably better... — 4 months ago

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Tenuta San Guido

Guidalberto Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018

From the makers of Sassicaia, Deep Ruby with red & black fruits and floral aromas of this 60% Cab Sauv 40% Merlot blend. On the palate flavors of cherry, currants and blackberry with cinnamon, licorice, cacao and earthy notes, well integrated. Fine tannins, approachable, a wine with a solid structure, elegant and smooth, long finish, great mouth feel ending with fruit and spicy oak. Decant! Will age well over next 5 years. Tasting Sample. — 11 days ago

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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 months ago

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I love this stuff.

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 months ago

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Marchesi Antinori

Solaia Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Part of Super Tuscan Horizontal tasting. All 2016 vintage Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello, Redigafi, and a mystery bottle (Phelps Insignia). Blackberry, blueberry, pepper, oak and vanilla, well balanced, good mouth feel, long graceful finish. Hard not to love this vintage of Solaia but it was not a standout among the others. (But some pretty stiff competition) — 3 months ago

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Love it love it ❤️ it

Masseto

Toscana Merlot 2016

Part of Super Tuscan Horizontal tasting. All 2016 vintage Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello, Redigafi, and a mystery bottle (Phelps Insignia). Off the charts good. Immense density of fruit. Big mouthfeel, incredibly well balanced. Cherry, chocolate, blueberry, tobacco, cedar. This was by far the most expensive bottle in the tasting and It was completely worth it. Believe the hype and the ratings. This was phenomenal. Favorite of the night. — 3 months ago

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What an incredible tasting.
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Oh yeah / Iowa is living good

Agricola Punica

Barrua Isola dei Nuraghi Carignane 2014

A “nice” wine but not overly distinctive. A wine from the makers of Sassicaia but from grapes grown in Sardinia. Rather ripe fruit and 15%, which you can feel a bit for sure. There is some acid which helps keep it together — 4 months ago

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