Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno 2009

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

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The 2012 vintage is available for: $69.99
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Item No. 111418
  • JS95
  • RP94
  • W&S93
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2003 vintage of this wine was ranked #5 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2005

An internationally-styled, super Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this wine's dense aromas of cassis and black stone fruit are offset by notes of herbs, spice and sweet oak which carry onto a ripe palate marked by firm tannic structure.

Critical Acclaim

"Currants, blueberries and mint on the nose. Full body, with velvety tannins and juicy fruit. Tannic now, but will soften with age. Lots going on here. Very close to the superb 2008. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Try after 2013. "
95 Points

"The 2009 Oreno is stunning. Layers of soft, well-articulated fruit caress the palate in this sweeping, dramatic wine. There is tons of depth, freshness and vitality in the glass, not to mention terrific overall balance. Sweet flowers, spices and licorice wrap around the seamless, captivating finish. Oreno is one of Italy’s most improved wines. The 2009, a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, represents another move in the right direction. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. "
94 Points

"A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, this grows in calcareous soils mixed with clay northwest of Arezzo, then ages in French oak. It's ripe and intense, a sleek wine with black plum and floral strawberry scents, this has minerality to the tannin that sustains a clear Tuscan identity. It sits lightly for such a rich wine, suited to five or six years of cellaring."
93 Points

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Rating:
(3/14/2012)
Bright, dark ruby red. Excellent smoke and dark cherry nose. Fine tannins, creamy butter and dark fruit flavors. Needs a little time in the bottle, but pleasant now with time to breath
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Rating:
(9/30/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Pair with: Pork > BBQ, Beef > BBQ, Pasta > Meat
This is a great jem! It is a little young yet by itself but incredible with the BBQ ribs I had last weekend. This is my chance to stock up on a great super tuscan without having to pay over $100 for Sassicaia, my other favorite. Given the prominent 94 & 95 point score I am sure it won't last long. I wouldn't be surprised if this one appears in the end of year Wine Spectator Top 100 as well.
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Rating:
(6/5/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
subtle elegance with a chianti delivery: up front and long.
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Rating:
(2/19/2012)
full bodied with nice taste
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Alma Leon Reveles - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/24/2011)
Tried this yesterday. Extremely young in its development but showing great promise, I'm curious to see where it goes. At the moment, Sangiovese is prominent, meaning it has a while to integrate all it's component parts. If you insist on trying one now and one after 2014, decant for several hours.
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sam lanzer - Englewood, CO (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(2/29/2012)
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gab - Eugene, OR (read all my reviews)

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(12/19/2011)
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Learn About Tenuta Sette Ponti Map ItMap It

The estate of Sette Ponti lies in the heart of the Chianti zone, fifteen miles northwest of the city of Arezzo just past the village of San Giustino Valdarno. The Via del Monte, known locally as the Via dei Sette Ponti, leads into a beautiful hidden valley and to the estate. The name Sette Ponti, or seven bridges, refers to the seven bridges crossing the Arno River on the road from...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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