Podere Sapaio

Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2190 ratings
9.251 pro ratings
Bolgheri, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, 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, Onion
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MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.2

Delicious. #supertuscan relatively good for the price. #bolgheri #italy

Delicious. #supertuscan relatively good for the price. #bolgheri #italy

Aug 20th, 2020
Shay A
9.3

Another Wednesday Wine Committee in the books. Great hosting by @Bill Makens . 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine all served blind.

Last time I had this, it was about two and a half years ago and I thought it was killer...my mind hasn’t changed! I never see this stuff. Beautiful super Tuscan. Dusty and herbal up front with earthy blackberries, cherries and espresso followed by fig, black cherry compote and cedar at the finish. Still in a great drinking window. I called this late ‘00s/2010 Sonoma Cab.

Another Wednesday Wine Committee in the books. Great hosting by @Bill Makens . 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine all served blind.

Last time I had this, it was about two and a half years ago and I thought it was killer...my mind hasn’t changed! I never see this stuff. Beautiful super Tuscan. Dusty and herbal up front with earthy blackberries, cherries and espresso followed by fig, black cherry compote and cedar at the finish. Still in a great drinking window. I called this late ‘00s/2010 Sonoma Cab.

Sep 5th, 2019
James Forsyth

Really pretty wine that is definitely best served on the cool side. Great structure with tannins that grip the palate. Crushed roses, red fruit meld together for delicious drinking in the near term.

Really pretty wine that is definitely best served on the cool side. Great structure with tannins that grip the palate. Crushed roses, red fruit meld together for delicious drinking in the near term.

Jun 28th, 2018
Stefan Dolhain

2015 vintage., Maybe the best ever? Blueberries and a touch of graphite. Profound, dense and elegant, needs a lot of time.

2015 vintage., Maybe the best ever? Blueberries and a touch of graphite. Profound, dense and elegant, needs a lot of time.

Jan 4th, 2018
David Kline

Sage, nutmeg, allspice, black currant, smoked blackberry and blackened plum with shimmering basalt, cedar and vintage tobacco. Medium mouthfeel with refined tannins, a blood-like iron taste, rich, black cherry and dried cranberry with a gritty, earthen coat. A sprinkle of graphite and nettle in a cedar box. #poderesapaio #bolgheri #italianredwine #rosso #thanksgivingwine #thanksgivingindulgence #thanksgiving

Sage, nutmeg, allspice, black currant, smoked blackberry and blackened plum with shimmering basalt, cedar and vintage tobacco. Medium mouthfeel with refined tannins, a blood-like iron taste, rich, black cherry and dried cranberry with a gritty, earthen coat. A sprinkle of graphite and nettle in a cedar box. #poderesapaio #bolgheri #italianredwine #rosso #thanksgivingwine #thanksgivingindulgence #thanksgiving

Nov 23rd, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.4

Blind, stumped me, though I knew it was Cabernet-based. Delicious. Savory and rich without being ponderous. Perfect time in the bottle for an early peak.

Blind, stumped me, though I knew it was Cabernet-based. Delicious. Savory and rich without being ponderous. Perfect time in the bottle for an early peak.

2 people found it helpfulJan 10th, 2017
Cameron Russell

Sommelier/Educator BW Wine Group

9.5

#sogood #italia #love

#sogood #italia #love

2 people found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2014
David Brochu

David had this 4 years ago

David had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 30th, 2017
Shay A
9.4

Never even heard of or seen this before. Super Tuscan. The end of the cork was so dark purple that it was almost black! Not expecting that from a ST at all. More black fruit dominant on the nose than the Tignanello that was tried alongside it. Heavier on the palate too. Small spice and plum on the finish. Excellent find Bill!

Never even heard of or seen this before. Super Tuscan. The end of the cork was so dark purple that it was almost black! Not expecting that from a ST at all. More black fruit dominant on the nose than the Tignanello that was tried alongside it. Heavier on the palate too. Small spice and plum on the finish. Excellent find Bill!

Apr 26th, 2017
Luigi Maresca

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