Some IGT wine to pair with red meat sauce (Sunday Gravy) on Penne from Lilian’s Kitchen for my birthday entree.
The 2011 Oreno is a blend of; Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.
The nose as I poured it from the decanter had bright, brilliant, blue & purple florals. Ripe, lush & ruby; blackberries, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, poached/baked strawberries, boysenberries & blueberry notes. Incense, savory meats, dark, fruit cola, anise to black licorice, dark spice, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, limestone, dark, rich, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft dry herbs, saddle-wood, not quite dry tobacco, leather, hints of graphite with dark, red, blue, purple flowers laid in lavender.
The body is, rich, round & just hits full. Still a shade early on opening. Needs another 3 years in bottle. The tannins are nicely round but, still show chewy tarriness...45-50% resolved. The tension, structure, length and balance are just hitting their groove. Ripe, lush, ruby & floral fruits of; blackberries, blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, poached/baked strawberries, boysenberries, raspberries as it opens (1-2 hours) & blueberry notes. Incense, savory meats, dark, fruit cola, anise to black licorice, dark spice with just touch heat, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon & hints of vanillin, limestone, just moist clay & top soil, dark, rich, black earth, dry crushed rocks, soft dry herbs, saddle-wood, not quite dry tobacco, dry underbrush, leather, hints of graphite with dark, red, blue, purple flowers laid in lavender. The acidity is round just about right. The delicious ruby fruit finish is, nicely polished, well balanced, a little flatter than I like and fall into gentle spice & round, slightly tarry & dusty tannins as it takes hold on the long set.
Photos of; Tenuta Sette Ponti, Merlot fruit nearly ready to be harvested, Owner- Antonio Moretti, who took over the estate from his father in the late 1990's. As well, was charged with fraud a few years back but, believe he survived those charges & Tenuta Sette Ponti vines. — 3 days ago
Very tasty. Dark fruits, tobacco, earth, almost chewy but with good acidity. — 3 months ago
Very fruity. Tons of tropical and but of lemon grass. Amazing flavor but not super complex. This would be enjoyed by many — a month ago
Had this with Christmas dinner prime rib roast and it went perfectly. — 3 months ago
Great wine! 2015 vintage. — 4 months ago
Last ‘12 in my cellar, aged very well. The estate of Sette Ponti lies in the heart of the Chianti zone, 15 miles northwest of the city of Arezzo, past the village of San Giustino Valdarno. Sangiovese/Merlot blend, aged in French Allier barriques, deep red with red fruit aromas and sweet spice. On the palate raspberry and sweet cherry flavors, tobacco, spice and soft tannins. Good balance, long finish ending with some earthy oak and mineral tones. Drink now. — 14 days ago
Beautiful texture. Cherry cola and plum flavors. Subtle hints of tobacco, leather and oak. Medium body yet subtle and restrained. Long finish and mature tannins that you know are there but are not dominant. Great wine! — 2 months ago
Excellent wine with Turkey — 3 months ago
V11. Very good, decant - 60min. Deep purple color. Fragrant, plum and tar nose. Juicy , blackberry, blue berry, black currant fruits. Dry, tart, black pepper, and mocha finish. Nice — 5 months ago