Italian tasting feat. Sassicaia, Oreno Super Tuscans

16 Apr Italian tasting feat. Sassicaia, Oreno Super Tuscans

Sassicaia/Super Tuscan Tasting!

Wednesday April 20th
5 to 7pm
At the Bar

Join us for a tasting of one of the most legendary Super Tuscan wines, Sassicaia. Super Tuscans are so named because of their incredibly high quality, but they fall outside of the normal appellation rules of Tuscany. We will also be sampling two more Super Tuscans from Sette Ponti as well as a few additional Italians.

2011 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia, Bolgheri SassicaiaSassy
On Sale $179.99
The winemaking quality is intact and the quality of fruit is beautiful indeed, albeit on the soft and ripe side. The bouquet is redolent of wild blackberry, cola, Mediterranean herb and blanched almond. In the mouth, it delivers a lingering sense of strength and firmness with ash, crushed rock and dried cherry.
94 Points, The Wine Advocate

2012 Tenuta Sette Ponti “Oreno,” Toscana
On Sale $61.99
Fabulous aromas of blackberries, orange peel, raspberries and citrus. Violets, too. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a light, dusty texture. It’s so fine, beautiful, racy and refined. Very structured but also soulful and inspiring. There’s a new refinement to this wine as the winemakers search for a truly beautiful expression of the terroir. Better in 2017 but a joy to taste now.
97 Points, James Suckling

2014 Tenuta Sette Ponti “Crognolo,” Toscana
On Sale $35.99
Intense ruby red colour is the prelude to a full bouquet of ripe cherry and berries well blended with spicy notes that give class and complexity. Full bodied, well balanced and vibrant on the palate, well rounded tannins and depth.
Winemaker’s Notes

2012 Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva
On Sale $21.99
An elegant and fruity Chianti Classico with strawberry, sliced orange, and wet earth character. Full body, fine tannins and a juicy finish. Creamy texture. The real deal in Chianti Classico Riserva. Drink now.
93 Points, James Suckling

2013 Feudo Maccari Grillo Terre Siciliane Noto
On Sale $13.99
Lots of apple, lemon and peach character in this wine. Tangy and exotic. Full body, plenty of fruit and a fresh finish. Delicious white from Sicily.
91 Points, James Suckling

2012 Salviano Orvieto Classico Superiore
On Sale $13.99
The 2012 Orvieto Classico Superiore is riddled with dry mineral notes that frame softer tones of peach and citrus. The natural structure of Grechetto, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc gives the wine a creamy finish.
The Wine Advocate