Fattoria La Massa

Giorgio Primo Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.080 ratings
8.920 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion
Top Notes For
Alberto Cdm

3litri

3litri

Sep 27th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Beautiful color, does not seem 15 years old. Deep mix of garnet and ruby in the core with some brick on the edges. Lovely aged characteristics on the nose with notes of leather, a bit dirty, meaty, dark dried cocoa, blackberries, herbs, earthy, cigar box and olives. Love the nose. Medium tannins (6/10), so smooth and well integrated with a medium plus body. Solid acidity and Tons of layers on the palate, tobacco, cherries, leather and some earthiness. Dry and long finish. Drink till 2020. Strong 92..

From what I have found I believe this is made up of 50% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot (first vintage with this much merlot), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot. Fruit comes from Conca d’Oro in Panzano from Chianti. 2003 was a difficult vintage for La Massa, only producing around 35,000 bottles of their flagship compared to the usual 75,000. Aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels, 10 of those are on the lees. Delicious bottling. Purchased through
#WineBid for $45.00 compared to its average of $80.00.

Beautiful color, does not seem 15 years old. Deep mix of garnet and ruby in the core with some brick on the edges. Lovely aged characteristics on the nose with notes of leather, a bit dirty, meaty, dark dried cocoa, blackberries, herbs, earthy, cigar box and olives. Love the nose. Medium tannins (6/10), so smooth and well integrated with a medium plus body. Solid acidity and Tons of layers on the palate, tobacco, cherries, leather and some earthiness. Dry and long finish. Drink till 2020. Strong 92..

From what I have found I believe this is made up of 50% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot (first vintage with this much merlot), 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot. Fruit comes from Conca d’Oro in Panzano from Chianti. 2003 was a difficult vintage for La Massa, only producing around 35,000 bottles of their flagship compared to the usual 75,000. Aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels, 10 of those are on the lees. Delicious bottling. Purchased through
#WineBid for $45.00 compared to its average of $80.00.

Feb 1st, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

@Martin G Rivard isn't this what you had the other day, just different vintage?
Love this 09. Just the start of a celebration weekend for
@India Okoh and her new job!
Deep ruby red. Lovely nose, deep and dark. Thick too with layers of dark fruit like blackberries, spices, dark cocoa, truffles, and mushrooms. Great acidity with moderate tannins (7/10). Full bodied with some earthy notes, blackberries, black currants, a touch woody and a little damp forest floor. Long finish and a touch dry. A ton more fruit than we were expecting for a Bordeaux blend from Tuscany. Drink till 2023.

@Martin G Rivard isn't this what you had the other day, just different vintage?
Love this 09. Just the start of a celebration weekend for
@India Okoh and her new job!
Deep ruby red. Lovely nose, deep and dark. Thick too with layers of dark fruit like blackberries, spices, dark cocoa, truffles, and mushrooms. Great acidity with moderate tannins (7/10). Full bodied with some earthy notes, blackberries, black currants, a touch woody and a little damp forest floor. Long finish and a touch dry. A ton more fruit than we were expecting for a Bordeaux blend from Tuscany. Drink till 2023.

Mar 11th, 2017
Boris Mathiszik

Beautiful superTuscan. Tilted toward Cabernet Sauvignon, just perfect. At Bar Agricole in San Francisco.

Beautiful superTuscan. Tilted toward Cabernet Sauvignon, just perfect. At Bar Agricole in San Francisco.

Jan 7th, 2017
Dimitri Fedotov, C.S.

Sommelier Osteria 177

8.8

Great texture.

Great texture.

Dec 27th, 2016
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

2011. Tasted blind I called this as a Napa Cabernet from a ripe vintage. Blueberries, violets, earth. Beautiful. Very rare that I find a wine balanced at 15% alc. (Maybe its not?) Nice with Italian sausage/cauliflower casserole.

2011. Tasted blind I called this as a Napa Cabernet from a ripe vintage. Blueberries, violets, earth. Beautiful. Very rare that I find a wine balanced at 15% alc. (Maybe its not?) Nice with Italian sausage/cauliflower casserole.

Mar 15th, 2015
Brandon Thomas

Complexed and balanced.

Complexed and balanced.

Jan 27th, 2015
Brad Ball

Sommelier/Wine Director Social Wine Bar

9.4

1994 Chianti Classico. Back when they were kick in' it old school traditionale.

1994 Chianti Classico. Back when they were kick in' it old school traditionale.

Jul 15th, 2014
James Scarcebrook

Chianti Classico 2001. An amazing wine but on the manipulated side of the equation.

Chianti Classico 2001. An amazing wine but on the manipulated side of the equation.

May 14th, 2014
Anna Ruini

2004 grande finezza ed eleganza

2004 grande finezza ed eleganza

Mar 30th, 2014