Podere Sapaio

Volpolo Bolgheri Red Blend

9.1240 ratings
9.232 pro ratings
Bolgheri, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Petit Verdot, 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, Onion
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

This wine definitely needs a few years to soften the firm tannins. An impressively structured wine that has clear pedigree. Complex and evolving through its long finish. definitely recommended

This wine definitely needs a few years to soften the firm tannins. An impressively structured wine that has clear pedigree. Complex and evolving through its long finish. definitely recommended

Jun 28th, 2018
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.2

Plum, cocoa powder, black currant, wild herbs, cedar, structure. Nose is intoxicating. A very refined version of Bordeaux from Italy. Amazing.

Plum, cocoa powder, black currant, wild herbs, cedar, structure. Nose is intoxicating. A very refined version of Bordeaux from Italy. Amazing.

Apr 21st, 2018
Stefan Dolhain

2010 vintage. Drinking beautifully now, but no hurry to drink this. Black fruit with hints of violet and subtle herbs. Very ripe fruit and slightly severe tannic structure,like a California cab and a left-bank Bordeaux meeting halfway. Very good acidity.Great value.

2010 vintage. Drinking beautifully now, but no hurry to drink this. Black fruit with hints of violet and subtle herbs. Very ripe fruit and slightly severe tannic structure,like a California cab and a left-bank Bordeaux meeting halfway. Very good acidity.Great value.

Oct 22nd, 2017
David Landrum

Polished, deep dark juice. Mocha and blueberries. Well structured, big but pretty. Lots of finesse. Kiwi and red currants on the finish. Just getting better and better. This stuff is dynamite.

Polished, deep dark juice. Mocha and blueberries. Well structured, big but pretty. Lots of finesse. Kiwi and red currants on the finish. Just getting better and better. This stuff is dynamite.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2015
Steven Gullo

For a wine so young, this opens up quite well. Dark plum, blackberry and bitter dark chocolate. Ripe, modern and polished.

For a wine so young, this opens up quite well. Dark plum, blackberry and bitter dark chocolate. Ripe, modern and polished.

1 person found it helpfulJun 6th, 2017
Eric Grasser

2014 pre-arrival. Will be an impressive wine as all fruit from Superiere is used. No Superiere in 2014. Ultra black fruit right now that shows real life and freshness with a firm punch of tannin. Blackberry, plum, mocha with good balance

2014 pre-arrival. Will be an impressive wine as all fruit from Superiere is used. No Superiere in 2014. Ultra black fruit right now that shows real life and freshness with a firm punch of tannin. Blackberry, plum, mocha with good balance

1 person found it helpfulJan 18th, 2016
Julian Mercado

Co-Founder CorkExclusive

9.3

70 Cab
15 Merlot
15 Pet Vedot
92|JS

Good balance. Firm tannins.

16.91

70 Cab
15 Merlot
15 Pet Vedot
92|JS

Good balance. Firm tannins.

16.91

1 person found it helpfulJan 21st, 2015
Valbruzzoli Cristian

Owner Lyra LLC

9.5

Valbruzzoli had this 4 years ago

Valbruzzoli had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulNov 28th, 2014
Silvia Rossi

2011 vintage can still wait a couple of years ... It's a fascinating deep ruby red and opens with strong spicy parfums (to be mitigated by the time), persistent.

2011 vintage can still wait a couple of years ... It's a fascinating deep ruby red and opens with strong spicy parfums (to be mitigated by the time), persistent.

1 person found it helpfulOct 11th, 2014
Valbruzzoli Cristian

Owner Lyra LLC

9.5

Valbruzzoli had this 5 years ago

Valbruzzoli had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 15th, 2014