Gaja

Sito Moresco Langhe Nebbiolo Blend

9.1685 ratings
9.190 pro ratings
Langhe, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
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, Goose, Veal, Game
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight's wine I have opened is the 2016 Gaja Sito Moresco Langhe. This is a blend of 35% Nebbiolo, 25% Barbera, 25% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.

On the nose there is cherry, strawberry, plum, licorice, spices, light herbaceous notes, leather, violet and minerals.

On the palate is cherry, strawberry, plum, red currant, cedar, spice, minerals, a bit of salinity and earthy notes.

This wine is medium bodied that has a freshness to the smooth mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium to medium + fine round tannins which moves into a long red fruit earthy finish. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there this weekend. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tonight's wine I have opened is the 2016 Gaja Sito Moresco Langhe. This is a blend of 35% Nebbiolo, 25% Barbera, 25% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.

On the nose there is cherry, strawberry, plum, licorice, spices, light herbaceous notes, leather, violet and minerals.

On the palate is cherry, strawberry, plum, red currant, cedar, spice, minerals, a bit of salinity and earthy notes.

This wine is medium bodied that has a freshness to the smooth mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium to medium + fine round tannins which moves into a long red fruit earthy finish. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there this weekend. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

May 8th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 35% Nebbiolo, 25% Barbera, 25% Merlot &15% Cab Sauv, Ruby with aromas of fresh red berry fruits, floral and earthy notes. On the palate cherry and strawberry flavors, slight citrus tang, well balanced with vivid acidity and fine soft tannins. Long finish ending with smoky minerality. Nice now but will age well. Tasting Sample!

A blend of 35% Nebbiolo, 25% Barbera, 25% Merlot &15% Cab Sauv, Ruby with aromas of fresh red berry fruits, floral and earthy notes. On the palate cherry and strawberry flavors, slight citrus tang, well balanced with vivid acidity and fine soft tannins. Long finish ending with smoky minerality. Nice now but will age well. Tasting Sample!

Aug 18th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Ruby with aromas of fresh red berry fruits, floral and slight spicy notes. On the palate Cherry and Cranberry flavors, well balanced with acidity and fine soft tannins. The finish is long, ending with earthy smoky minerality. Nice now but will age well. Tasting Sample. Nice!!

Ruby with aromas of fresh red berry fruits, floral and slight spicy notes. On the palate Cherry and Cranberry flavors, well balanced with acidity and fine soft tannins. The finish is long, ending with earthy smoky minerality. Nice now but will age well. Tasting Sample. Nice!!

May 19th, 2020
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

8.9

Delish! Enjoyed during our chefs table experience at Napa Rose.

Delish! Enjoyed during our chefs table experience at Napa Rose.

Feb 3rd, 2020
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

8.9

Nebbiolo/Cab/Merlot Blend. Massive tannins with fruit struggling to keep up. Fine to drink but shows the weakness of the vintage.

Nebbiolo/Cab/Merlot Blend. Massive tannins with fruit struggling to keep up. Fine to drink but shows the weakness of the vintage.

Dec 30th, 2018
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.0

Nice wine, but don’t understand the French varieties. Nebbiolo doesn’t need help, IMHO. Tart cherry concentrate.

Nice wine, but don’t understand the French varieties. Nebbiolo doesn’t need help, IMHO. Tart cherry concentrate.

Nov 4th, 2017
Michael Gallegos

Sales & Hospitality Red Car Winery

9.5

Would have never expected this wine to be so good. For being 26 years old it is still so fresh and vibrant. Earthy components of dried flower petals, iron, barn dirt/dust, wild blackberries, nice spicy edges. Still well structured and beautiful acidity. I would have guessed this was a 10-12 year old.

Would have never expected this wine to be so good. For being 26 years old it is still so fresh and vibrant. Earthy components of dried flower petals, iron, barn dirt/dust, wild blackberries, nice spicy edges. Still well structured and beautiful acidity. I would have guessed this was a 10-12 year old.

Aug 11th, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

Quite enjoyable if less serious than past vintages of this blend. I liked it but the alcohol level was higher than I would have liked as I have been drinking 12-13% and the 2-2.5% really makes a difference. Ripe bing cherry and red licorice aromas waft from the glass with subtle but noticeable oak, and just the lightest twinge of spice. This is all sex and gloss, sorry but I was disappointed. The price has gone up but the quality has gone mainstream, or down fort my tastes.

Quite enjoyable if less serious than past vintages of this blend. I liked it but the alcohol level was higher than I would have liked as I have been drinking 12-13% and the 2-2.5% really makes a difference. Ripe bing cherry and red licorice aromas waft from the glass with subtle but noticeable oak, and just the lightest twinge of spice. This is all sex and gloss, sorry but I was disappointed. The price has gone up but the quality has gone mainstream, or down fort my tastes.

5 people found it helpfulJun 19th, 2014
Mike Dombrow

Buyer Sunfish Cellars

8.6

Sito Moresco and tell me that you love me...

Actually, this is a beautiful little wine. Classic? No. Piedmontese? Maybe in an off-hand way. Yet stinking delicious.

Sito Moresco and tell me that you love me...

Actually, this is a beautiful little wine. Classic? No. Piedmontese? Maybe in an off-hand way. Yet stinking delicious.

3 people found it helpfulNov 13th, 2014