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Tua Rita

Rosso dei Notri SuperTuscan Blend 2016

Greg Ballington
9.1

Reminiscing about this amazing value Super Tuscan we had at Officina last week during restaurant week in DC.
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2016 Tua Rita Rosso dei Notri
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Maremma, Tuscany, Italy
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Restaurant week at Officina and a perfect wine for our three course meal. Thank you Natalie for the recommendation. Deep ruby red in appearance. Took some time to open up on the nose but showed layers of mocha, floral, touch of minerals, blue and black fruits and spices. Medium tannins (5.5/10) with balanced acidity and a medium plus body. Plush Merlot definitely comes through in the mid palate with black currants, black cherries, chocolate, espresso and a touch of earthiness. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2023.
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Crazy good wine for only $60.00 on a wine list. Made up of 50% Sangiovese with the remainder made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, making this a true Super Tuscan Blend. All the Sangiovese is aged in stainless steel while the rest are aged in barriques. This wine is from an area in the southern part of Tuscany called Maremma, more specifically Upper Maremma in the Colline Metallifare zone. Need to find some more of this IGT. Label is designed by Raffaele De Rosa.
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91 MD Points
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$ - Purchased off the wine list at Officina in DC for $60.00. Retail price is $17.99 at MacArthur’s Beverages.
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— 9 months ago

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I’m a big officina fan!
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@James Cahill love than place, food is phenomenal. We need to grab drinks sometime soon!
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Absolutely, let’s do that.

Screaming Eagle

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Greg Ballington
9.7

Great way to celebrate the 4th of July. What are you guys drinking today?
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2010 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon
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Oakville, Napa Valley, North Coast, California, USA
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Tasting Note:
Received a three hour decant and tasted blind. Deep and dark purplish ruby red. Layered nose with anise, cassis, cherries and rich undertone of black fruits as well. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. A light touch of heat on the palate but not overwhelming. Rich and lush palate with dark spices, blackberries, blue fruits, cinnamon and some dark cocoa. Long and lingering finish. A real treat to finally try a bottle! Drink till 2030.
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One of the most prestigious wineries in the world, started by Jean Phillips in 1986 when she purchased a vineyard in Oakville that was cultivated by Ren Harris of Paradigm Winery. Now the estate is owned by Stan Kroenke who purchased the estate in 2006 with Charles Banks. This vintage was produced by Andy Erickson with Nick Gislason as his assistant winemaker. Made up of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc. Aged for alomst 24 months in 65% new French oak. Only 610 cases produced.
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Rating: 97 Points
Price: $$$$$$ - Retails on the secondary market for a minimum of $3,500.00. Release price from the estate was $750.00.
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— a year ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
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@Greg Ballington Happy 4th Cheers 🍷🇺🇸
Lisa Marie Aka  “Beachin Wino”

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Go big or go home! Cheers you lucky guy 🍷
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Thanks guys and cheers! @TheSkip funny story, my father lost a bet to my fiancée and had to open it haha