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Ca' Marcanda Magari Bolgheri Cabernet Franc Blend

9.319 ratings
9.52 pro ratings
Bolgheri, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Herbs, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Onion, Beans & Peas
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

11/17/20 Tuesday night and to follow up on last night's Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis I have opened the 2016 Ca' Marcanda Bolgheri Magari. A Super Tuscan blend of 60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot.

On the nose there is black cherry, plum, black raspberry, strawberry, mint, bell pepper, mocha and crushed gravel.

On the palate there is black cherry, red plum, black currant, green bell pepper, cedar, herbs and an earthyness.

This wine is full bodied with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + smooth round tannins that leads to a long dark fruit finish. A beautiful expression of a complex super tuscan. Love the mouthfeel and the all around expression of this wine. Continue having a great week and do stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

11/17/20 Tuesday night and to follow up on last night's Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis I have opened the 2016 Ca' Marcanda Bolgheri Magari. A Super Tuscan blend of 60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot.

On the nose there is black cherry, plum, black raspberry, strawberry, mint, bell pepper, mocha and crushed gravel.

On the palate there is black cherry, red plum, black currant, green bell pepper, cedar, herbs and an earthyness.

This wine is full bodied with a smooth velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + smooth round tannins that leads to a long dark fruit finish. A beautiful expression of a complex super tuscan. Love the mouthfeel and the all around expression of this wine. Continue having a great week and do stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

Nov 18th, 2020
Boris Mathiszik

A wonderful wine, powerful right after opening. Layers of red fruit and a strong dose of cassis. Absolutely love this wine. Long finish. Now I get the Bolgheri/SuperTuscan hype. Chose this wine for B50 9/1/19, and rating affirmed with a smile.

A wonderful wine, powerful right after opening. Layers of red fruit and a strong dose of cassis. Absolutely love this wine. Long finish. Now I get the Bolgheri/SuperTuscan hype. Chose this wine for B50 9/1/19, and rating affirmed with a smile.

Jul 15th, 2019
Andrew McIntyre

A lot to enjoy here. Evolved for its relative young age but potential to get better. Was much better than I thought it would be. Went excellently with calf and pomme puree!

A lot to enjoy here. Evolved for its relative young age but potential to get better. Was much better than I thought it would be. Went excellently with calf and pomme puree!

Jul 22nd, 2023
Tyler Felous

Incredibly smooth. Velvet. Great depth

Incredibly smooth. Velvet. Great depth

Mar 6th, 2021
Paulo Saliby

Wonderful. This has complexity, power, balance and elegance all together.

Wonderful. This has complexity, power, balance and elegance all together.

Jul 18th, 2019
Stacey Winters

Delicious fruity and bold red, black currant juicy flavours make it a favourite!

Delicious fruity and bold red, black currant juicy flavours make it a favourite!

Jul 15th, 2019
Jay Kim

Casa del Vino February 28, 2019

Casa del Vino February 28, 2019

Feb 28th, 2019
Steve Less

Steve had this 3 years ago

Steve had this 3 years ago

Jan 16th, 2021
Jimmie Sacco

Jimmie had this 3 years ago

Jimmie had this 3 years ago

Nov 13th, 2020
Mark Schweizer

Mark had this 3 years ago

Mark had this 3 years ago

Sep 15th, 2020