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Ca' Marcanda Camarcanda Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2116 ratings
9.321 pro ratings
Bolgheri, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
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, Blue Cheese
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9.4

The 2016 Camarcanda is pretty, open-knit and gracious in its bouquet, although there is a good bit of Cabernet tannin underpinning the dark fruit. Hints of chocolate, mint, sage, tobacco, licorice and blackberry develop in the glass. The 2016 needs a few years to soften, but it is undeniably attractive and inviting. It's hard to say if it is the vintage, or if the style here has moved towards a bit more freshness as it has at Gaja in Piedmont, but the 2016 Camarcanda does seem to have an extra kick of vibrancy over some previous editions. I can't wait to taste it with some bottle age. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)

The 2016 Camarcanda is pretty, open-knit and gracious in its bouquet, although there is a good bit of Cabernet tannin underpinning the dark fruit. Hints of chocolate, mint, sage, tobacco, licorice and blackberry develop in the glass. The 2016 needs a few years to soften, but it is undeniably attractive and inviting. It's hard to say if it is the vintage, or if the style here has moved towards a bit more freshness as it has at Gaja in Piedmont, but the 2016 Camarcanda does seem to have an extra kick of vibrancy over some previous editions. I can't wait to taste it with some bottle age. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)

Apr 16th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Angelo Gaja, owner of Gaja Winery, began a new venture - Ca'Marcanda, Piedmontese term for “house of endless negotiations”-Blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon & 10% Cabernet Franc, not blended with this mix again. A rich Gaja style wine. Aromas of fruit and earthy spice. On the palate blackberry and cherry flavors with cacao, tobacco and oak notes. Full body, fine tannins, lingering, elegant balance and structure, ending with sweet earthy mineral. Tasting Sample.

Angelo Gaja, owner of Gaja Winery, began a new venture - Ca'Marcanda, Piedmontese term for “house of endless negotiations”-Blend of 50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon & 10% Cabernet Franc, not blended with this mix again. A rich Gaja style wine. Aromas of fruit and earthy spice. On the palate blackberry and cherry flavors with cacao, tobacco and oak notes. Full body, fine tannins, lingering, elegant balance and structure, ending with sweet earthy mineral. Tasting Sample.

Nov 25th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Plum, cherry, light roast coffee / leather, raspberry / linear and delicious [50% merlot, 40% cab sauv, 10% cab franc]

Plum, cherry, light roast coffee / leather, raspberry / linear and delicious [50% merlot, 40% cab sauv, 10% cab franc]

Jun 19th, 2018
Alan Gary

Bringing the best out of Bordeaux varietals in Bolgheri. Classic Italian flavors, balanced and will age amazingly well

Bringing the best out of Bordeaux varietals in Bolgheri. Classic Italian flavors, balanced and will age amazingly well

2 people found it helpfulJan 28th, 2014
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

9.3

Magnificat 2016

Magnificat 2016

Jul 9th, 2016
Christine Havens

Garnet robed with a faintly orange rim, though still fresh and vibrant. Gaja's Ca'Marcanda Ca'Marcanda is a deeply perfumed Bordeaux blend with the scent of wild lilacs, woodsmoke, espresso, and plums. From the stony Ca’Marcanda estate in the Bolgeri, this elegantly crafted red is silky and rich, with fully integrated oak. Dark, with a nice vein of acidity that lends definition all the way to a startlingly long finish that is drenched in roasted black cherries and toast.

Garnet robed with a faintly orange rim, though still fresh and vibrant. Gaja's Ca'Marcanda Ca'Marcanda is a deeply perfumed Bordeaux blend with the scent of wild lilacs, woodsmoke, espresso, and plums. From the stony Ca’Marcanda estate in the Bolgeri, this elegantly crafted red is silky and rich, with fully integrated oak. Dark, with a nice vein of acidity that lends definition all the way to a startlingly long finish that is drenched in roasted black cherries and toast.

Apr 21st, 2016
Ludovic Anacleto

'09 vintage Ca'Marcanda.
Very intense nose of mature fruit with a herb like note that is quite persistent. Very fragrant and serious, the nose is really appealing.
Very Bordeaux on the palate, this Gaja is right, long, with a beautiful mid palate. This is not Sassicaia for sure but it's getting there. Loved it

'09 vintage Ca'Marcanda.
Very intense nose of mature fruit with a herb like note that is quite persistent. Very fragrant and serious, the nose is really appealing.
Very Bordeaux on the palate, this Gaja is right, long, with a beautiful mid palate. This is not Sassicaia for sure but it's getting there. Loved it

Jul 30th, 2015
Michael Larner

Rockin wine! Great notes of earth, Tuscan sage, roasted pepper medley, and peppered meats. Very nice balance in the mouth with great long aftertaste and finish. Got to try this!

Rockin wine! Great notes of earth, Tuscan sage, roasted pepper medley, and peppered meats. Very nice balance in the mouth with great long aftertaste and finish. Got to try this!

Jan 17th, 2015
Dimitri Fedotov, C.S.

Sommelier Osteria 177

10

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Apr 13th, 2014
Joe DAscoli

Good but not great. Drink up!

Good but not great. Drink up!

May 1st, 2022