Bolgheri, Livorno

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2011

Today I had the pleasure of having the 2011 Tenuta Dell' Ornellaia Bolgheri Superiore. 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. A beautiful expression of the "Ornellaia" and you would never know that it is 7 years old, it seems a lot younger than that.

On the nose the black fruit is very prevalent with black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, licorice, menthol, herbs, chocolate, pencil shavings and dusty soil.

On the palate the dark fruit continues through with black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, licorice, violet, coffee, spice, smokey oak and rich soil.

A well balanced full bodied wine with medium + electric acidity and medium + mouth coating sandy tannins that leads to a long medicinal cherry finish. Have a great weekend and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
β€” 7 days ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Always special to drink Ornellaia, a real treat

Poggio al Tesoro

Sondraia Bolgheri Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2004

At first, this wine seemed slightly over the hill. Not sure if it was pairing with food, some aeration or the alcohol (in my head) that let this wine blossom in the glass. This wine sings after 30 minutes. Somewhat soft and round with lots of structure and backbone making a for a great balanced wine. β€” 2 days ago

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Bolgheri Orma

Passi di Orma Red Blend 2015

Black current, prunes, red cherry and scent of violet quickly turns to impressive secondary note of dried herbs, pencil lead, tobacco, dark chocolate and hint of barnyard. In the palate it’s full and rich, but finely balanced, with bittersweet tannins.

40%/35%/25% Merlot/CS/CF, 6 month used French oak barrel. This is the first release of the second wine of Orma, and I think it’s better than La Volte, the 2nd wine of its next door neighbor Ornellaia.
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Podere Sapaio

Volpolo Bolgheri Red Blend 2015

Really fantastic. Lots of dried fruits β€” 5 hours ago

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Shay A
9.4

Night 1 of the Fall WNH event in San Antonio. What a killer start to the extended weekend, all courtesy to Shawn and Jennifer for hosting! Tonight was Italian wines.

Dark! This is Napa-esque. Extraction city with black and red fruit...cassis and clove on the nose. Fresh squeezed blackberries and charred grilled cherry. Tannic and in need of a few years to enter a prime drinking window. This was one of my bottles with the help of
@Bill Bender .
β€” 8 days ago

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Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 1995

Shay A
9.5

Night 1 of the Fall WNH event in San Antonio. What a killer start to the extended weekend, all courtesy to Shawn and Jennifer for hosting! Tonight was Italian wines.

Another in the running for WOTN. Maple and rich! Cherry and vanilla tobacco on the nose with herbal spice and a strawberry tart finish. Young and acidic! There is a very underripe red fruit dominant profile here. Crazy how young it tastes for 23yrs old. Bravo
@Shawn R !
β€” 8 days ago

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Stef Van Der Vorst

Stef Van Der Vorst

WoW ! Sassicaia often gets more beautyful with age ! But 1995...!? What a surprise !
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Good wine

Marchesi Antinori

Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Very good- should have opened an hour before dinner β€” 14 days ago

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Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

Great quality/price wine.

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Rosso Merlot Blend 2015

2nd wine of Ornellaia in a great year @ Β£33 & I have to say it’s a great wine for the money - this one may sell out quick πŸ˜‰ Drinking well young but will age more πŸ‘

πŸ“ Le Serre Nuove Dell Ornellaia 2015

🏡 92 points w/ potential for 93+

πŸ‡ 64% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc & 9% Petit Verdot

🍷 Deep almost opaque rich ruby

πŸ‘ƒ Dark cherry & plum w/ a black berry tickle in soft new oak, light smoke, minerals, cocoa cream & herbs

πŸ‘„ Med body of smooth creamy blackcurrant & dark cherry w/ a touch on damson plum, cocoa, blueberry & raspberry

🎯 Med+ fruit filled smooth cocoa linger & only a hint of dryness
β€” 17 days ago

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Enrico Santini

Montepergoli Bolgheri Merlot Blend 2008

Nov 11, 2018. Celebrating KK birthday w/ pie night (pizza, apple) and Italian wines. This was wine #1 Purchased at TTW wine club appreciation tasting. One Paul pulled out of his cellar/warehouse, the only bottle of this there. Deep purple color, smooth tannins, full bodied, black cherry, leather. Quite lovely. β€” 4 days ago

Gaja

Ca' Marcanda Camarcanda Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

lush Merlot fruit and its spicy Cabernet character, Magari expresses the essence of Bolgheri, rich and well-rounded, with an elegant, silky finish.
Bolgheri Rosso Magari is a dark, rich and exuberant wine that so faithfully reflects that unique Gaja signature. There's nothing not to love here. The wine drinks beautifully and smoothly, caressing all the senses with sensual silkiness. The 2015 vintage delivers plump and extra supple fruit that further underlines the house style at Ca' Marcanda. Dark berries and spice intermingle with seamless intensity. The wine offers firm grip and long-lasting power on the finish. This is Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.
JD94 Jeb Dunnuck
The 2015 Magari is more herbal and darker fruited, with terrific minerality in its blackcurrants, black cherries, spring flowers, and earthy aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, seamless, and elegant on the palate, with fine tannin, it’s going to keep for a decade or more. The blend is 60% Cabernet Franc
β€” 14 days ago

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