Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Bolgheri Red Bordeaux Blend

9.41292 ratings
9.3304 pro ratings
Bolgheri, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

On Friday I had the pleasure of enjoying the 2014 Tenuta dell' Ornellia "Ornellaia" Bolgheri. 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot and 14% Cabernet Franc. This is the second Ornellaia I have had the pleasure of tasting. The first was the 2013 which was smoother and a bit more in tune yet both very smooth and enjoyable.

The nose of the 2014 has notes of black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, lilac, clove, iron, oak and nice earthiness.

On the palate was black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, sage, leather, graphite and smoky oak.

This wine is medium in body, medium + acidity, medium + smooth tannins that leads to a long fruity finish. An enjoyable wine yet a bit young that has at least 20 years to go. Enjoy your weekend and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

On Friday I had the pleasure of enjoying the 2014 Tenuta dell' Ornellia "Ornellaia" Bolgheri. 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 20% Petit Verdot and 14% Cabernet Franc. This is the second Ornellaia I have had the pleasure of tasting. The first was the 2013 which was smoother and a bit more in tune yet both very smooth and enjoyable.

The nose of the 2014 has notes of black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, lilac, clove, iron, oak and nice earthiness.

On the palate was black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, sage, leather, graphite and smoky oak.

This wine is medium in body, medium + acidity, medium + smooth tannins that leads to a long fruity finish. An enjoyable wine yet a bit young that has at least 20 years to go. Enjoy your weekend and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Nov 12th, 2017
Brad Hemmer

All I wrote on my tasting notes was “awesome”

All I wrote on my tasting notes was “awesome”

Oct 26th, 2017
Matt Duncan

In a very dumb and closed phase. Dark fruit core underneath that is trapped in adolescence.

In a very dumb and closed phase. Dark fruit core underneath that is trapped in adolescence.

Aug 24th, 2017
Phil Stice

Cedar, sexy oak. Herbal notes. Cliche but does drink like Bordeaux.

Cedar, sexy oak. Herbal notes. Cliche but does drink like Bordeaux.

3 people found it helpfulOct 24th, 2014
Shana Wall

#2006 #Ornellaia #Masseto A Powerhouse. 👏👏👏 Dark fruit, spice, tar & red rose petals, savory, strong acidity, seamless tannins... Endless layers of goodness! This wine has LOTS of life left in it💃. I could go on and on about this wine... This sexy guy has stolen my heart!!😍❤️❤️❤ ️#Tuscany

#2006 #Ornellaia #Masseto A Powerhouse. 👏👏👏 Dark fruit, spice, tar & red rose petals, savory, strong acidity, seamless tannins... Endless layers of goodness! This wine has LOTS of life left in it💃. I could go on and on about this wine... This sexy guy has stolen my heart!!😍❤️❤️❤ ️#Tuscany

2 people found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2015
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.9

A little young, but very worthy

A little young, but very worthy

2 people found it helpfulJul 4th, 2013
Lewis Chester

Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia 2013: from Jay. Initial thoughts/impressions from a brief tasting conducted this afternoon. Deep ruby colour. Dark fruits, cedar tobacco box wrapper and brown spice dominate a delightful nose with a hint of torrefaction. The wine has a subtle attack across the palate but then builds across the mid palate. This is not the dense and intense super Tuscan style we have often seen over the last 20 odd years but a more nuanced wine with tannins which, at this stage, are far greater along in their path to integration. There is certainly a feeling of balance here. 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot. 94/100. Drink 2020 to 2040.

Bolgheri Superiore Ornellaia 2013: from Jay. Initial thoughts/impressions from a brief tasting conducted this afternoon. Deep ruby colour. Dark fruits, cedar tobacco box wrapper and brown spice dominate a delightful nose with a hint of torrefaction. The wine has a subtle attack across the palate but then builds across the mid palate. This is not the dense and intense super Tuscan style we have often seen over the last 20 odd years but a more nuanced wine with tannins which, at this stage, are far greater along in their path to integration. There is certainly a feeling of balance here. 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot. 94/100. Drink 2020 to 2040.

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2016
William Mortelmans

in the beginning Very bordeaux alike, but showed its true Bolgheri identity after an hour in the glass. lovely

in the beginning Very bordeaux alike, but showed its true Bolgheri identity after an hour in the glass. lovely

1 person found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2015
David Stein

David had this 3 years ago

David had this 3 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2014
Fredrik Johansson

Winemaker Staglin Family Vineyard

9.4

Showed really well. Nicely layered. Complex. Yum.

Showed really well. Nicely layered. Complex. Yum.

Jun 3rd, 2017