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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Gaja Ca'Marcanda Magari 2008
Gaja Ca'Marcanda Magari 2008
(search item no. 110375)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $85.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Magari means if only it were true!, an expression used often in Italian to express desire, hope, and a vision of a bright future.

With its lush Merlot fruit and its spicy Cabernet character, Magari expresses the essence of Bolgheri, rich and well-rounded, with an elegant, silky finish.

50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc

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About Gaja:

The story of the Gaja Winery can be traced to a singular, founding purpose: to produce original wines with a sense of place which reflect the tradition and culture of those who made it. This philosophy has inspired five generations of impeccable winemaking. It started over 150 years ago when Giovanni Gaja opened a small restaurant in Barbaresco, making wine to complement the food he served. In 1859, he founded the Gaja Winery, producing some of the first wine from Piedmont to be bottled and sold outside the region. Ever since, the winery has been shaped by each generation’s hand, notably that of Angelo Gaja. Under Angelo's direction, the the native Nebbiolo grape was elevated to world-class esteem.

Today, Angelo Gaja, alongside Guido Rivella, his winemaker since 1970, and his daughter, Gaia, advance their legacy. To fully realize their vision, all Gaja wines are produced exclusively from grapes grown in estate-owned vineyards, including 250 acres in Piedmont's Barbaresco and Barolo districts as well as estates in Pieve Santa Restituta (Montalcino) and Ca’Marcanda (Bolgheri). It is from these storied vineyards, and the earth, weather and vines upon them, that Gaja wines reveal their true heart.