Bolgheri Sassicaia, Livorno

Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2012

Usually not a huge fan of Italian wines, but yeah, have been buying some Sassicaia over the years. As I put away some wines I stumble across this 2012 that should be ready to drink, so I bring it upstairs to decant it. Great nose and typical flavor profiles emerge. Nice acidity and a some background menthol flavors that remind me of some great Chateau Musar vintages. This is a vibrant wine with tannins still strong, but integrated; better on day 2.
Not one of my favorite wines, no surprise, but a solid well-made enjoyable Bordeaux blend
— 3 days ago

Podere Sapaio

Volpolo Bolgheri Red Blend 2022

Sitting for lunch in the heart of the city of Bolgheri, at a great restaurant, I had to try something I never had before. This entry level Bordeaux blend was a nice surprise.

Purple in color with a purplish rim.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with nice complexity.

Showing blueberries, plums, black currants, cherries, light oak, spices, light earth, herbs, tobacco leaf, dark chocolates, licorice and a touch of vanilla.

Tangy finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Bordeaux blend from Tuscany is already drinking nicely, even right out of the bottle. Spicy and rich.

Opulent with lots of fruits, but also some earth notes to compliment the fruits.

Tannins show up after 30 minutes of airtime. A great nose shows itself after 90 minutes in the decanter. Much better once it opens up, so be patient.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, or with food. Tangy, spicy and entertaining. I paired it with beef stew.

A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 15% Petit Verdot. Aged in oak barrels for 14 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$30.
— 15 days ago

Tom, Ted and 11 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Tenuta Guado al Tasso Il Bruciato Bolgheri Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2022

Excellent relatively light/early spring evening super Tuscan — 14 days ago

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Tenuta Argentiera

Bolgheri Superiore Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2021

It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim.

Nice nose of black currants, black plums, cooked cherries, spices, oak, licorice, vanilla, tobacco, milk chocolates and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with black currants, plums, cooked cherries, spices, vanilla, licorice, cedar, leather, chocolates, tobacco, peppercorn and light cola.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Merlot based blend from Bolgheri in Tuscany. Feels like a red Bordeaux, with a Napa twist. Interesting stuff.

Elegant and robust. Rich and fruit forward. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Spicy and entertaining.

This 3 year old is still young, but already delicious. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime.

A good quality wine that drinks wonderfully by itself. Will also pair nicely with a BBQ Meats.

A blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$120.
— 4 days ago

Paul, Ted and 8 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Tenuta Guado al Tasso Cont'Ugo Bolgheri Merlot 2021

It is time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.

Purple /reddish in color with a wide reddish rim.

Showing a beautiful nose that takes me to Bordeaux.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Showing black plums, cherries, light oak, tobacco, licorice, light vanilla, peppercorn, espresso, light earth, chocolates and herbs.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Merlot from Bolgheri. Drinks like a Right Bank Bordeaux. Fruit forward, Interesting and rich.

Well balanced and elegant. Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel.

Still young, but already delicious. Will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

Good by itself or with food.

100% Merlot grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 14 months.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$50.
— 18 days ago

Dick, Juan and 8 others liked this

Gaja

Ca'Marcanda Magari Bolgheri Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Spectacular Super Tuscan Red! Blend of Cabernet Franc (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%) and Petite Verdot (10%). Dark Ruby color with a slight garnet rim. Aromas of dark berry fruit, red and purple flowers, fresh and dried herbs and a nice earthy component. The lush palate includes flavors of black cherry/currant/raspberry along with savory herbs and dark chocolate. Beautiful mineral note on the extremely long finish. Quite intense, powerful and grippy but also very smooth and silky at the same time. Wonderfully complex. Outstanding!! — 23 days ago

Bob, Scott@Mister and 3 others liked this

Castello di Bolgheri

Varvàra Bolgheri Super Tuscan Red Blend 2021

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Very pretty color of ruby with a wide reddish rim.

Nice nose with unique aluminum notes.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with red and black fruits, earth, herbs, oak, chocolates, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend from Bolgheri in Tuscany. Elegant and fruity with nice complexity.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Easy drinking and needs time to open up properly.

Already tasty and will continue to age nicely in the next 10 to 15 years.

Elegant and robust. Spicy and fruit forward.

Feels like an old world Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of new world.

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc and 20% Merlot. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, and 6 months in large Austrian barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$30.
— 3 days ago

Douglas, Marc and 10 others liked this

Castello di Bolgheri

Bolgheri Superiore SuperTuscan Blend 2021

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Showing plums, black cherries, currants, chocolates, light oak, spices, coffee, licorice, light vanilla, peppercorn, tobacco leaf and light earth.

Medium plus in length on the finish, with grippy tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Bolgheri. Spicy and interesting. Nicely balanced and elegant.

Very tasty and already enjoyable, although still young. Needs 5 years in the bottle to mature properly. Has good potential to become a 94+ point wine.

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot. Aged for 16 months in French oak barrels and then 6 months in Austrian oak.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$85.
— 17 days ago

Juan, Jose and 10 others liked this

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Le Serre Nuove dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri Rosso Merlot Blend 2021

Opens up with splash of plums, dark cherries, and apple. This is tempered by fig, anise and touch of smoke. There are bitter but light tannins that dominate the final notes. — 17 days ago

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Poggio al Tesoro

Sondraia Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Licorice, some mild black fruit on the nose, medium to full body, some remaining tanin, smooth and long finish. 2011 vintage in 2024 — 18 days ago