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Ca'Marcanda Promis Toscana Sangiovese Blend

9.11186 ratings
9.1122 pro ratings
Tuscany, Italy
Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah
Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Beef, Venison, White Rice, Potato, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Duck, Tomato-Based, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lamb, Turkey, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Chris Zitzman

A surprisingly easy-going sleeper that may still be on your favorite shelf, if you’re lucky. The Syrah and Merlot work in a wonderful harmony and hit the “Simple note” in all the right ways. A soft but rich approach follows a truly intriguing nose. The aroma seems to be spelled out by the Merlot, and the length of is follows along the lines of the Syrah. As it breathes and opens it really does reach to new levels- and I am genuinely impressed. While it cheap, the Promis brings something to the table that (I think) is unique. It’s a brilliant little blend that’s going to be winning hearts at a price point that Gaja, for the moment, is clearly and delightfully dipping into.

A surprisingly easy-going sleeper that may still be on your favorite shelf, if you’re lucky. The Syrah and Merlot work in a wonderful harmony and hit the “Simple note” in all the right ways. A soft but rich approach follows a truly intriguing nose. The aroma seems to be spelled out by the Merlot, and the length of is follows along the lines of the Syrah. As it breathes and opens it really does reach to new levels- and I am genuinely impressed. While it cheap, the Promis brings something to the table that (I think) is unique. It’s a brilliant little blend that’s going to be winning hearts at a price point that Gaja, for the moment, is clearly and delightfully dipping into.

Dec 17th, 2017
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.8

There's a positive herbaceous addition to the cassis, cherries and anise aromas, complemented by clever oak spice. Medium-bodied, fresh and elegant, this youthfully fruit-forward edition lacks med-palate weight but this is easily forgotten thanks to its pretty finish.

There's a positive herbaceous addition to the cassis, cherries and anise aromas, complemented by clever oak spice. Medium-bodied, fresh and elegant, this youthfully fruit-forward edition lacks med-palate weight but this is easily forgotten thanks to its pretty finish.

6 people found it helpfulMay 1st, 2015
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

7.6

Actually pretty simple, yet well crafted juice where tart cherries, sandalwood, black currants and faint mineral additions are woven together. Balanced but boring.

Actually pretty simple, yet well crafted juice where tart cherries, sandalwood, black currants and faint mineral additions are woven together. Balanced but boring.

6 people found it helpfulAug 7th, 2014
LM Segal

Impressive but paradoxical. Blackberry and chocolatey nose leads a sleek, elegant trip over the palate. So well made but hard (Syrah?) edges on the Merlot/Sangio frame. Could soften with time but schizophrenic over 4 hours in my glass.

Impressive but paradoxical. Blackberry and chocolatey nose leads a sleek, elegant trip over the palate. So well made but hard (Syrah?) edges on the Merlot/Sangio frame. Could soften with time but schizophrenic over 4 hours in my glass.

3 people found it helpfulMar 5th, 2016
Jay Svoboda

While the first sniff and sip were a bit overpowering, just a few minutes in the glass opened this wine up beautifully. Silky black and red fruits with a solid backbone of earth make this a Super Tuscan you don't want to miss.

While the first sniff and sip were a bit overpowering, just a few minutes in the glass opened this wine up beautifully. Silky black and red fruits with a solid backbone of earth make this a Super Tuscan you don't want to miss.

2 people found it helpfulSep 27th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Red raspberry and cherry/plum with a hint of wet forest. Spectacular!!

Red raspberry and cherry/plum with a hint of wet forest. Spectacular!!

1 person found it helpfulSep 11th, 2016
Patrick Blondin Sommelier

Un millésime plus faible pour eux! D'ailleurs, ça semble lui faire un grand bien! Matière moins dense et riche. Le boisé également moins dominant. En somme, plus équilibré et frais. Une version dégraissée...

Un millésime plus faible pour eux! D'ailleurs, ça semble lui faire un grand bien! Matière moins dense et riche. Le boisé également moins dominant. En somme, plus équilibré et frais. Une version dégraissée...

1 person found it helpfulJan 7th, 2016
Craig Brown

Very approachable wine. Smooth with a long finish. Needs food to enjoy it most.

Very approachable wine. Smooth with a long finish. Needs food to enjoy it most.

1 person found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2015
Samuel James

Woah, lets do this in 15 years

Woah, lets do this in 15 years

1 person found it helpfulNov 22nd, 2015
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.1

Boring Monday Night Football game thus far? I know, let's try the new Gaja (Tuscany) Ca' Marcanda!

Oh this is a baby. But man is this going to be a solid wine. Beautiful Sangiovese nose, but a smooth Merlot finish makes this a Tuscan wine for a new world palate. 9.1+

Boring Monday Night Football game thus far? I know, let's try the new Gaja (Tuscany) Ca' Marcanda!

Oh this is a baby. But man is this going to be a solid wine. Beautiful Sangiovese nose, but a smooth Merlot finish makes this a Tuscan wine for a new world palate. 9.1+

1 person found it helpfulOct 6th, 2015